7-8 week old Wyandottes - roos or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jendodd79, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have figured out my orps and marans, but can't figure out how to sex my wyandottes! 4 in total. I'm pretty sure that I have them all covered!

    #1 - The only one that appears Blue

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    #2 - Black laced red with a red head
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    Black laced red with a black head

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    This one could be the same as #2 - but I think it's #4
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  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've learned that with Wyandottes, it's so hard to tell except that roos get their waddles and large combs way earlier than pullets. That said, of yours, maybe the blue one is male and the rest famale?
     
  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age are they? The one in picture #4(black laced with black head), looks to be a blue. Doyou have side pictures of them? From these pictures, could be hens...but without knowing the age, #1 might be a roo.

    ***just saw-7 to 8 weeks...#1 boy.
     
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  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Good looking birds!
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  5. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I love them - I'll try to get some better pictures tomorrow!
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i want to say 1 is a cockerel but right now looks like a pullets i have seen
     
  7. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

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    What beautiful birds!
     
  8. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some updated pictures of 3 of them - one is alluding me :)

    Right now i'm pretty sure I have 2 hens, one roo and one unknown


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    #2 - this one is easy to pick out because it's definitely a black laced red- no blue in it!

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think all three of those birds could be roos. That's a lot of comb and wattles for this age. The first one I'm quite certain.
     
  10. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man! I already have 4 out of 5 maran roos!!! This has been a hatching disaster!
     

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