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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte: Boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gardenalex, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    i am a new member and I would likely knew your opinion.
    I read here for a while before I start trying to get a member here (some technical problems kept me away being a member here). But now i made it. [​IMG]

    I have seen here a lot of wonderful pictures, especially from the Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. I have the opportunity to get some really cute chicks.
    The owner told me that they were BLRW, but I am a little worried if they really are. Beside of the problem what sex they are.

    I know that some of you are really good sexing Wyandottes, which can be very difficult to sex, even when they are young. And mine (ok, not mine at the moment, but they will hopefully be mine) [​IMG] are very young. They are just a little over a week old.

    I would be thankful for your slightest hints. [​IMG]

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  2. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    These are my wyandottes right after they hatched they are 41/2 months old now and they are all pullets. 3 splash and 2 blue. The only way an expert can sex chicks is to vent sex day olds. You wont be able to sex them until about 8 to 12 weeks and even then blrw are difficult.

    This is a recent one.

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    This is a glw male.
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    The one in front is the glw male.
     
  3. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your reply. [​IMG]
    I know about vent sexing, but i would never try this, because I do not want to hurt them in any way.

    I have taken a long look at them today, and I was thinking that perhaps #4 is a male. The chick is huger than the rest, but as i feather sexed them they seem to be female for me. What makes me think that this chick is male is the head shape either. Can this be an indicator? The head shape? I am so totally unsure...
    What I am not sure either is, if their feet might give me a hint at this early age. Looking at their feet, maybe #4 and #5 could be males. But I am just guessing.

    So you are right. I have to be patient. But that is very hard.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    A week old is too young to sex chicks accurately other than by vent sexing. Head shape, feet size, etc., can be signs of gender, but they definitely aren't accurate.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    that is certainly true
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    I agree
     
  7. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have taken them with me, and will report from time to time how they survived me. [​IMG]

    What I can say: in comparison to the first chicks I had in April, they are so different. They are just sweet, calm, and not noisy. They are just sweetly singing, and not jumping around the whole night.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the above.
     
  9. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little update from me.
    Here we are some time later.

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    Still my smallest.

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    P.S. "I was out today, and not willing to wash my feet."
    Beside of that it is very slow feathering, the slowest of all. But I am not concerned, cause I know that must me no hint what gender it is.
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    My biggest of the four chicks, and the one who started to feather first.


    Any ideas? Is someone "screaming" cockerel?
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    #4's comb is getting pretty fleshy and pink, might be a cockerel. They don't look blue either.
     

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