9wk old white wyandotte/rock hen or rooster??? MORE PIX

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LuckyFarrell, May 4, 2011.

  1. LuckyFarrell

    LuckyFarrell Out Of The Brooder

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    Just picked up this pullet? yesterday. In all my excitement, didn't notice how large the comb was. Help, pullet or cockeral???
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    thanks,
    adam
     
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  2. M@M@2four

    M@M@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me, but Wyandottes are supposed to have rose combs, not single combs.

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  3. thats defintily a roo, notice the spur growth. looks just like one of my roosters when he was little
     
  4. oh, by the way, Wyandottes are supposed to have rosecombs (there are some with defects of a single comb, but it isn't too common) could just be a white plymouth rock
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    M@M@2four :

    Looks like a pullet to me, but Wyandottes are supposed to have rose combs, not single combs.

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    Yes, they are supposed to have rose combs, but my last batch of wyandottes were about 50/50. They were also very hard to tell if they were pullets or cockerals. I'd guess pullet with your photos, but a body shot might be helpful as well.​
     
  6. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:dont let the nub fool you, I have a few hens with nubbins like that. the way I sort out hens vs roo's is to compare feathers, if the neck feathers are real stringy and long = roo same can be said for the feathers right infront of the tail. now if the nubbins grow bigger then another roo sign.
     
  7. LuckyFarrell

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    thanks everybody, I'll try to get a full body shot b4 work!!!
     
  8. LuckyFarrell

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    here are a couple whole body shots

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    thanks for your help
     
  9. LuckyFarrell

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    The guy I bought her from said she was a wyandotte, but the more pix I look at online the more he/she looks like a white rock.
     
  10. M@M@2four

    M@M@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She actually looks like a wyandotte(atleast her wattles and body)--single comb does happen in wyandottes, but they should be rose combed.
     

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