Blue Laced Red Wyandotte THREAD!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ilovemydog, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Hey Flock! I had originally posted for this bird at 8 weeks, and everyone had said that May was a Pullet, and that wyandottes pink up early....I was extremely thrilled, because I have no more room for another rooster, and I only got one, in hopes that it would be a Pullet... May is super sweet! I just love her!... But then I saw this while cuddling "her".... I think my one and only May (and only unsexed chick I took a gamble with:he) might be a cockerel:hit sorry, some of the photos are a bit blurry.
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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    I suspect a cockerel too. The comb is just too pronounced (high and bumpy) to be a pullet in my mind.

    The reason Wyandotte are hard to predict gender is due to the rose comb. Rose comb birds are not like single comb in that single comb pullets will not show any red until point of lay. Rose comb pullet can and many do show the red very early.
     
  3. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    oh man.. that's a bummer! My biggest concern was those ultra-reflective feathers that roosters have... And coming in right at the saddle:( I wish I wouldn't have posted at 8 weeks.. everyone said pullet, and I was super exited, because She..erm "he" is my only BLRW.. I have been waiting 2 years to get one, and he is one of my sweeties... That should have given him away right there... He isn't afraid at ALL.... But it's hard to tell with my flock, because they all act like puppy-dogs.... Man.. too bad I already have a rooster:hit
     
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  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Bumping this question. I searched Google to no avail.
     
  5. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted to Birds

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    Just found this thread! :wee
    I have 12 Blue (and some splash) Laced Red Wyandottes. :celebrate My rooster’s name is Russell, and he is such a good boy :love The 2 adult hens are named Witch and Rowen. Witch earned her name, btw. ;) Rowen is the rose combed and Witch is the single combed... there are 9 chicks being raised by Mylie my partridge cochin Bantam. :D
    I love this breed! :love
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  6. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted to Birds

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    Cockerel, sorry. :(
     
  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    I would not have bred the single combed hen. Are you prepared for the resulting problems in your flock? Or is keeping to rose comb standard not important to you?

    Not judging, just confused why you did it.
     
  8. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted to Birds

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    I didn’t breed/hatch the chicks. I bought them from the same breeder I got my adults from. There are a few single combed chicks which will be sold as pet quality. And once I have enough pullets with rose combs I’ll rehome Witch too... I just don’t want something to happen to Rowen and I’m stuck without a hen....
     
  9. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Had the camera out for other reason this morning and thought I'd just snap a few photos of the growing Wyandottes. Lacing is looking good for such an early age, some seem too orange in red. Overall pretty happy with these. Yellow legs don't look as though they'll wash out.

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