Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Chicks Gender Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JensMaverick, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 four week old blue laced red Wyandotte chicks that I am trying to figure out gender. These are our first Wyandottes. One is very light in coloration and the other darker blue. Please let me know your opinions. The darker chick has a darker comb and more color/lacing. Thanks in advance!

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  2. RoosterRiot

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    With the BLRW chicks I have raised the dark ones tend to be male and the light tend to be female.
     
  3. RoosterRiot

    RoosterRiot Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have early pics showing the lighter/darker contrast as chicks but here are some pics of them a little older.

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  4. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I have a feeling he is a roo. Of course I was hoping for a pullet. Do blue laced red Wyandotte roosters tend to be calm or docile in your experience?
     
  5. RoosterRiot

    RoosterRiot Out Of The Brooder

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    We kept 1 out of the 3 that ended up being Roos. He is very calm but doesn't like being held (like most Roos). No issues of aggression with people or the hens.
     
  6. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well let's hope this little guy is like that. He is looking so beautiful already. But I have kids and they help with the chicken chores so I don't need a mean roo.
     
  7. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok 6 weeks old now. What do you guys think? Both birds aren't too crazy about being held...seem a bit flightly.

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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The Blue is definitely a cockerel. The Splash is starting to look more like a cockerel, but not sure yet.
     
  9. ChickNanny13

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    Hilo, HI
    In the 4/10 pic the darker one looks Cockerel to me...Your recent post, the one in the back Cockerel & the front Pullet but a closer head on pic of the combs would help.
     
  10. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so here are some more pictures. Let me know if you need better ones. Thanks again for all the help. Such a pretty bird I would love to keep it. I do have a buyer for it if it is a cockerel. But they want one soon so I really have to make a decision now if I want to sell. On side note, what would a bird like this go for?

    Thanks again

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