BLRW experts needed to sex what I hope are not alot of boys!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sonew123, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Ok guys-Ill post photos tonight but I have 14 of them 5-6 weeks old-and wow 7-8 of them have really red combs and waddles! has anyone been fooled by this at such an early age? I know I should keep them as long as possible to be sure of sex but I also dont want to keep feeding and such for another 10 weeks! I already have my 2 favorite roos picked out-and I will sell the rest-would you hold them or sell them-I paid 9$ a chick for day olds not including shipping so I need to make sure Im only ridding myself of roos!
     
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  2. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i paid $15-22 for unsexed day olds! so far i have 5/8 roos!! and the other blrw i have are only 2 weeks old (i bought hatching eggs, a bit cheaper, lol) i could tell by 5 weeks, the boys got wattles very early whereas the girls had no wattles at that age, they are now 10+ weeks and i had the sexes correct at 5 weeks.
     
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  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be watching for photos! I'll have this task to do, assuming I have a good hatch in 10 more days.
     
  4. KelliV

    KelliV Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had one set of SLW, 1 set of BLRW and 2 sets of Blue Wyandottes.

    Here is what I have noticed:

    SLW: Sexing is pretty easy. I got my birds at about 6 weeks and the roos had bight red combs. The pullets still had dark, blackish combs.

    BLRW: My last batch consisted of 2 pullets and 3 roos. Yikes. The pullets combs stayed blackish for a while, the roos developed red combs at 3 - 5 weeks. I have also noticed that my pullets were significantly smaller in size (noticeable when you held them, not necessarily by looking at them) The roos started to develop hackle between 7-9 weeks. (I am approximating the weeks, here... [​IMG] )

    Blue Wyandottes: These have been the most difficult for me to sex. My roos and pullets developed red combs. At approximately 6-8 weeks, the roos combs were larger, and a little redder. My pullets actually finished feathering out more slowly than the roos. :dunno:

    I hope that helps. If you have 14, it's likely that you'll have 7 or 8 roosters. I have had breeders tell me in the past that it's much harder to tell what you have with the BLRW and BW. [​IMG] Can't wait to see pictures.
     
  5. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    update? [​IMG] and pictures??
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I never got a chance to take photos:-( but I can tell you I was dead on with how many I thought were roos-8 of them! with 5 girls 2 with straight combs:-( LOL...They have not started crowing yet thank goodness and Ive been trying to rehome alot of them but no luck yet:-( ANyoe need a BLRW Roo??? hehe
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same thing happen with my bantam blrw's. Out of 9 eggs that developed, i ended up with 6 roosters [​IMG]
    I wished i could keep them all because they are so beautiful.
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I know [​IMG] The batams are so cute too! I might start bantams only in BLRW though-only because I love those compact bodies!
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know [​IMG] The batams are so cute too! I might start bantams only in BLRW though-only because I love those compact bodies!

    Well then notice my little flock is for sale [​IMG]
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I know [​IMG] The batams are so cute too! I might start bantams only in BLRW though-only because I love those compact bodies!

    Well then notice my little flock is for sale [​IMG]

    LOL Im going to have to go lurking now [​IMG]
     

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