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Any help guessing if BLRW is a Rosemary or a Roger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kharmon320, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first official post (after the introduction), but I am concerned that Rosemary is actually a Roger. I've have combed through the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte thread looking at examples of chicks, but I'll admit I'm still confused. S(he) is the black throw of the BLRW from a local breeder. I think either she was really late in feathering or had the feathers on the neck & back picked before I purchased her. There was no tail to speak of (except pin feathers) at 6 weeks. All of the feathers are coming in great now. The rose comb is so confusing. Sometimes I look and think it's not very red, but other times it looks very pink/peachy. There is not really any wattle to speak of at this time, but I can see where the wattles will be in the future. The photos were all taken with my phone, so not the best quality.

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    Obviously the comb is peachy colored, but I've seen other photos of BLRW chicks that look similar at that age that are pullets. [​IMG]
    She's much more upright in manner than the other two, but they are different breeds. I will be very sad if it's a cockeral as I live in the city and would not be able to keep it. This is, of course, my favorite chick. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she/he now?
     
  3. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 weeks old.
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyandottes can be somewhat difficult to sex at this age due to their rose comb. Late feathering (especially in the tail) and standing more erect often means boy. However, if s/he does not have wattles yet and her comb is still fairly pinkish/yellow, that usually indicates female. Male combs at this time are typically turning more red and you will notice that the top part of their comb tends to widen a bit. Perhaps someone with a little more experience that my with wyandottes can chime in, otherwise you can also try posting some better pics (especially of the comb/wattles and a good side view) or waiting another week or two and trying again.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I'm not seeing anything screaming cockerel at this point. The bird does have some sturdy thick legs, often a cockerel trait, but some Wyandotte ladies just have sturdy foundations [​IMG]. I'd say continue to post every few weeks (we like to follow along) and we'll keep an eye on it with you.

    that said, if it starts crowing at this age, it's a male.....
     
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  6. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rosemary appears to be a pullet. :)
     
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  7. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input! I will try to take a better photo of he/she soon. Ironically, since I posted that she's my favorite, the little Olive Egger has been all over me today. I've been working on keeping them out of the nestbox area in the coop and need to design a sturdy perch in the run, so I haven't had time to snap more pics today.
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    80% CHANCE of being a Rosemary.
     
  9. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, here are some better shots with a much better camera. Now I'm really undecided about the wheaten Americauna. Looking at her comb, it looks like it's more than one row of peas developing. It's really pale, but "aaacckk"! Rosemary is the first shots, then Ginger.[​IMG]

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    I'm sure I'm just driving myself crazy. Thanks for looking and taking the time to weigh in with an opinion.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like pullets to me.
     
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