BLRW gender questions...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rainwolf, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Ok folks here are the 4 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes... Please let me know if you think it is a cockerel or pullet :D

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    Hatched Feb 6th 2012
     
  2. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a pullet to me....
     
  3. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    all 4 of them?
     
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep an eye on those combs. They seem to be getting hen feathers but the combs are pretty pink. If they start to raise up in the next week or so, you've got a load of roosters.
     
  5. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    Its usually 8 wks before you can tell for sure. Boys will have very obvious pink combs and their wattles will be in also.
     
  6. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yess i believe all four of them
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 BLRW that were hatched the very same day as yours. Maybe in a little bit, I'll go take a couple pictures of mine so we can compare together. I think I have at least 2-3 cockerels. Their combs are a little bigger and redder.
     
  8. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that BLRW girls tend to have pink combs early...mine all did. I feared they were all boys.

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    So going by that, I would say girls...but it would be easier to tell with a body shot from the side, as from this angle, it is hard to see the size of their feet/legs.
     
  9. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with the others...look like girls so far. By 8ish weeks, you should know better.
     
  10. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I just went out and took some pics of my BLRW that are the exact some age. I think I have 3 cockerels and two pullets. I'm pulling it mainly from the wattles. The boys' combs are slightly bigger, and I also see a difference in their feathers already. Real experts, if I'm totally wrong, please set me straight!

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    See how you can already see wattles forming? Plus, look at the feathers on the shoulders, as compared to the feathers on the wing. I think this is a cockerel. (I think the bottom left chick is a pullet)

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    I think this one is a girl because the comb is smaller, as is the wattles. The feathers around the neck/shoulder seems different too.

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    cockerel on the left, pullet kind of in the middle.
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    Here's the whole group of five (plus two lavender ameraucanas that are 3 or so days older).
     

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