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A work in progress collection of photo of unknown gender blue laced wyandottes 6 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Garona, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Garona

    Garona Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I have got my own guesses on this, but since it's my first time with chicks I really don't have a clue and would like some opinions. Unfortunately I just can't seem to get pictures of them all properly so here is what i have managed to snap so far. It's a bit higgldy piggldy I'm afraid.

    The chicks are: Red, Black, Orange, White, Pink, Green and Sky, so named from their leg rings.

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  2. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White definitely looks like a cockerel to me. Green looks like maybe a pullet?
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    White looks like a cockerel. Green looks like a pullet, and I think Sky may be too. A closer picture of Red would help, but I'm leaning towards male.
     
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  4. Garona

    Garona Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys, here are some more pictures taken today which makes them 8 weeks old in these pictures.

    I had to pick each one up and put them on the hutch but they are so energetic and love to always be with each other close so they didn't stick around long.





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    We also have one Light Sussex born under our broody cuckoo marans. Im going 95% male with this one - this chick is 2 weeks younger than the wyandottes and has a very strong comb and waddles.

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  5. Garona

    Garona Out Of The Brooder

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    Some extra info I have accumulated:

    White: 800g @ 8 weeks, very pink comb and wattle hangs fluffy tail
    Green: 675g @ 8 weeks, yellowy comb no wattle hanging developing tail. uniform patterning
    Black: 900g @ 8 weeks, pale pink comb and wattle hangs, fluffy tail
    Red: 675g @ 8 weeks, pale pink comb and wattle hangs, tail developing
    Sky: 700g @ 8 weeks, pale pink comb and wattle hangs (smallest hang of them all), tail developing. uniform patterning
    Orange: 800g @ 8 weeks, bright red/pink comb and hanging wattle (most developed/hanging of them all), Tail fluffy
    Pink: 600g @ 8 weeks, yellowy comb no wattle, tail developing

    Tan (the light sussex): 650g at 6 weeks, fully developed comb and wattle, developing tail.
     
  6. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love wyandottes and have had a lot of practice sexing, so I am fairly confident here. The only pullets I see are green and pink. The rest, including the sussex, are boys. With wyandottes at this age, don't worry about feathering as they can be very late to get hackles/saddles, but the size, and comb and waddles will be a dead giveaway. Anyone with pink/red comb and visible waddles is male. The pullets will have very pale and nearly nonexistent comb and waddles for quite some time yet.
     
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  7. Garona

    Garona Out Of The Brooder

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    oh dear so many cockerals! I was hoping sky would turn out to be a pullet as for a long time he/she did not have a comb/waddle until only just now whereas the rest have had visible signs for a couple of weeks :( Oh well, I have grown so attached to them despite not giving them real names! Will be sad to see the cockerels go. We will perhaps keep the light sussex cockeral though.
     
  8. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Green and Pink look like pullets.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    After seeing the new photos, I think that only Green and Pink are pullets.
     

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