Blue Wyandotte - how to tell if it's a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickenknittle, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Chickenknittle

    Chickenknittle Hatching

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    I'm trying to determine if this 7 week old Blue Wyandotte is a roo.... No crowing yet so I don't know. But I'd like to know pretty definitively before I start looking for a new home if it's a "him". Our city ordinances do not allow for roosters. Does anyone have enough familiarity with this breed to tell at 7 weeks of age?

    "He" is really active and these are the best pictures I can get. He's not into posing.

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    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I raise blue wyandottes and I'd say you have a roo there. The pullets very seldom have that amount of red that young.
     
  3. Chickenknittle

    Chickenknittle Hatching

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    That's what really clued me in -- "he" has been that red for 2 weeks and my Golden Laced Wyandotte who is a week older, is barely turning pink now. Any estimation how long I might have before he starts crowing? He has to be re-homed by then...
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It probably will be awhile before he starts crowing.
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

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    He's gorgeous! I'd take him off your hands if we lived close! [​IMG]
     

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