A few gender puzzles. Pic heavy!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShayBaby, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are the ones I'm still iffy on. Sorry the camera is lousy.

    1. Gold Laced Wyandotte. Approximately 5 months old. I've been sure since a youngster that this was a roo, next to it's pullet companion that sadly passed away, because it's always had a redder comb and is pretty tall and lean, but at 5 months, I'm seeing no roo colors changing, no crows yet, and I don't really see hackles or saddles..? (The hackles look a little pointy because of the lacing, but they're actually pretty rounded.)
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    2. EE. Girl, right? I kept switching back and forth on this one, because her comb has always been really red, but she's now somewhere between 6-8 months and there are no pointy saddles or hackles. She still hasn't given me any eggs..lucky for her she's pretty..
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    3. White Rock. 12 weeks old. No clue on this one. Comb is fairly big and reddish (more peachy in person), but behavior doesn't scream roo to me yet (he/she is actually a big baby).
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    4. Buff Brahma (LF). Approximately 5 months old. Bought at around 8 weeks old as a started pullet and had no reason to think otherwise. She/he has always looked like a pullet until last couple weeks I've noticed she's looking more and more roo-ish! Now I'm almost convinced Buffy is a boy!? Hackles are looking really pointy for a girl, and sometimes I see pointy saddles..and there's a lot of bright red/rust color coming through in the wings now. Comb is fairly red but not what I'd think to see in a boy. He/she is also pretty tall and lean for a brahma girl. No crowing (or eggs..) yet. Sorry I don't have any good shots of him/her and she/he was pretty muddy in these and his/her feathers are a mess (hence lack of fancy tail feathers I'm assuming now) because another roo picks at him/her. I'm going to give him/her a bath tomorrow, so I can try to get better pics then.
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  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White Rock and Buff Brahma are boys only.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Is that Wyandotte really 5 months in those pics? It looks a lot younger.

    Anyway, glw is female, ee is female, Rock is male and Brahma is male.
     
  4. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. Yep, the glw really is about 5 months old. I've had her since a couple days old. She's pretty small for her age.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    ee and glw are pullets
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Golden Laced Wyandotte and Easter Egger are both pullets. The White Rock and Buff Brahma look like cockerels (especially the Buff Brahma).
     
  7. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GLW: pullet If I'm recalling correctly, the cocks only have that pattern on the chest and more solid colors everywhere else.
    EE: pullet
    White Rock: Oooh, this one is tricky. It's been about five years since our W. Rocks were chicks (we had ordered pullets only). When two of them were a few months old, we got really concerned about their bigger, redder combs and thought they would be roos. Well, they weren't. Some just mature / grow quicker. Yours isn't screaming roo, but it isn't screaming pullet 100% either; though, I'm really leaning more torwards pullet, because she's got a straight tail and she doesn't have what I call a roo eye like your Brahma has in his eye photo.
    Buff Brahma: cockerel

    Hope that helps a bit! : )
     
  8. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the additional replies! So strange to me, Buffy suddenly being a boy..lol. Good to know on the first two. I just wasn't sure at what age a GLW roo's color started changing. The general consensus seems cockerel on the White Rock. I'm fine with it either way. On one hand I'm actually hoping for roo so I can play around with his genes and breeding. The comb has me thrown off too, PioneerPrincess. He's my first WR, but I've raised a BR and her comb came in BIG and red really early, too, so this one I'm still a bit iffy on.
    Really, thanks for the replies though, folks! Really appreciated!!
     

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