Blue Laced Red Wyandotte gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ilovemyduckies, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got three Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chicks. They are 5-6 weeks old and are already showing some red in their combs and wattles. I am worried that I might have ended up with three roosters. What do you think?

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    Chick #3 This chick significantly smaller than the other two, and doesn't have a red comb like the other two but still has some pretty red wattles. Also, it has a single comb, why is that?
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  2. NJchixs

    NJchixs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple more weeks would give better guesses but I would say #1 cockerel and #2 & #3 pullet. The straight comb does pop up from time to time, some breeders will use a single comb breeder for exact reasons I can't remember, sorry.
     
  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top 3 I'd go with roosters. The single comb is a pullet. Some hatcheries use a single comb bird to breed in the line to help improve fertility. Most breeders cull those or just use them for eggs.
     
  4. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got some updated pics. Does #3 still look like pullet? I'm kinda worried I ended up with all roosters.

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