Blue laced red Wyandottes...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by howfunkyisurchicken, May 31, 2012.

  1. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    How in the world do I tell gender on these things?!?! One of them looks like a cockerel, but the others look the same to me. I understand if they're too young to sex, they're 5-6 weeks old now and I'm hoping someone can spot something to tell one way or another :) I have 5 of them. Pictures!
    A group shot of a few of them
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    I have a feeling #1 is a boy, it has a raised comb. Not really any wattles though
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    #4 is my favorite, it sits in my hand and falls asleep. Its also the smallest
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    #5 I'm pretty sure is a boy. The others are all relatively friendly, but this one avoids me at all costs. Plus there's the comb and wattles
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    I've never had any kind of Wyandotte before, so I'd appreciate any insight you guys could offer!
     
  2. texas75563

    texas75563 Songster

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    I don't have a clue. I would say #5 is a roo. That is only 1 I see the wattles on.

    On link below, Stumpfarmer talks about lacing patterns of their backs. Has a picture of 2 pullets and 2 roos at 12 weeks. Then chickee talks about their combs and wattles and has a picture of a pullet and roo about 12 weeks old.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/466415/blue-laced-red-wyandotte-thread/210
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    I would say that #5 is the only cockerel, good luck with them [​IMG]
     
  4. Twoodz

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    They are all beautiful!!!! I would have to say 5 is a Roo.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    Thanks everyone! I was pretty sure #5 is a boy, but #1 just keeps me guessing. That link was great, I'm not sure why I didn't think to check the breed thread! I don't see any of the "shawling" they were talking about on any of the splash or the black laced red, and it'd be awesome if I ended up with 4 pullets and one cockerel!
     

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