4 week wyandottes (pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nugget, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I'd post these as a reference for gender searches- if I am right in my guess that is! These are 2 of my 4 week old silver laced wyandottes. 2 are showing brightening of the comb and wattles, and 1 is not. If I'm wrong I'll repost later but I believe the first is male and the second is female. The third is a gratuitous picture of my dog and some of my adults [​IMG]
    Enjoy

    EDITED: It's 8 weeks now and the 3 are definately boys. So much for month old appearances![​IMG]

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    Last edited: May 9, 2008
  2. starfroggie

    starfroggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent photos! Thanks for sharing.
    I thought I had Wyandottes but apparently I do not [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say you are right. Is that a labradoodle (sp?) dog?
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Beautiful birds, and I like the dog too! Thanks for sharing.[​IMG]
     
  5. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's Maggie, our Airedale Terrier. It took a little work but she's learned to leave the chickens alone. The squirrels and wild pheasants aren't as fortunate, but she's all talk [​IMG]
     
  6. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh-oh, the doubt is kicking in... it's been a week since the pictures above and the 'female' is pinking up more than I want to see.

    Darn... if I'm right that makes me 0 for 6 with silver laced wyandottes (all male!). Is it bad luck, or is my luck being created for me? I hate to think the breeder is pawning off males on me as 'straight run' but it is seeming more likely. I think I'll get hatching eggs next time...

    but maybe I'm wrong. It's still early!
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2008

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