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Are these about to start crowing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rpmorrison, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. rpmorrison

    rpmorrison New Egg

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    The person that I picked these two up from, said they were blue laced wyandotte. Looking at pictures online, I believe the first photo is a BLW, could the other be a gold laced wyandotte? They were also both supposed to be females. I got them less than a week old, they are now about 18 weeks.

    They haven't crowed yet, but they do look quite a bit rooster-ish. If anyone can confirm, I'd appreciate it.
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    That first one is definitely male. He's got very visible long, thin, pointed saddle feathers.
    The second one does look male, but I need to see a good side shot that show the feathers on his back better to confirm.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2015
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    They are both Blue Laced Red Wyandotte cockerels.

    When you breed bluexblue, you get three different kinds off offspring: black, splash, and true blue. The blue gene operates as a diluter - all blue birds are actually black underneath. Imagine the blue gene like drops of dye - no drops, color stays the same (black), one drop, it gets a bit lighter (blue) and two drops, it gets even lighter (splash). So what you have is a true blue (1 copy of the gene) and a black (no copies of the gene).
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    they're both cockerels. I'm not sure how the seller could say they were pullets at a week old. I'd contact the seller and see how they can make it right for you.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both are roosters. One is a Blue Laced Red, and the other is a Black Laced Red.
     
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