8 week old Columbian Wyandottes (male of female)?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pkgurl, May 4, 2016.

  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  1. pkgurl

    pkgurl New Egg

    May 4, 2016
    First and foremost, I'm a long-time stalker, first-time poster to these forums. I've got a mixed-age/breed flock: 7 year-old hens and 9 chicks this spring. Their breeds are Easter Egger(1), Barred Rock(2), Buff Orp(2), RIR(2), Columbian Wyandotte(2), Blue-Laced Wyandotte(2), Jersey Black Giant(1), Black Sex Link(2), and Buff Chantecler(2). I've gained so much knowledge from everyone that I've never had to ask a question. Well, until now, of course. Haha!

    Of our 2 are Columbian Wyandottes (currently 8 weeks old), one is now bigger than the other and has different feathering patterns, as well as a much large comb (wattles are also larger, though not as significantly larger). I know I could just wait it out and see if this bigger chick turns out to be a roo, but curiosity is getting the better of me.

    I tried to get some decent pictures of the 2 this morning, but they are so dang fast. I hope these pics are good enough. Do you think I've got a roo on my hands? Thanks for humoring me [​IMG]

    Comparing the two. Thinking the female on the left, male on the right. Larger comb, longer neck feathers too.

    Profile of the possible roo. Long neck feathers and maybe the start of a little saddle back there?

    Another possible roo pick. Easier to see the saddle-ish feathers.

    Female on the left, possible-roo on the right.

    Female (small, yellow comb, no saddle feathers, shorter neck feathers)
  2. 5Gr8tKids

    5Gr8tKids Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2015
    I voted roo, but I'll say I'm a first time chicken keeper so take it with a lot of salt ;-)

    I think when you can see two of the same breed side by side it's easier to determine. Great pictures! Bet they'd make pretty babies ;-)
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  3. dries86

    dries86 Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2015
    I'm convinced that's a rooster. you summed up all the reasons why I think so.
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    I'd say you've got it pegged.
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