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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ntsorvas, Feb 13, 2013.
A bigger pic might help :/
those all look like cockerels but it is to early to really tell
What should I be looking for? 2 have redder combs than the other 2
Any comb and wattle development before 4 weeks is usually a sign of a cockerel. At 6-8 weeks you should be able to tell based on the size and redness of the cockerels' combs and wattles. 10 weeks and onward and you will start to see pointed hackle (neck) and saddle (rump) feathers on the boys.
X2 I'd say definitely boys.
not true on wyandottes as it has been proven several times on here that wyandotte pullets get red combs and wattles early on nor does their size really matter either.
saddle and hackle feathers do not start to develop till 13 weeks and by 15 weeks you should be able to tell the difference.
watch the wings as these will be your biggest indacators as cockerels will get patches of red coloring on the wings while the pullets will stay nice and laced
ok thanks, so it sounds like this breed is one of the more difficult to sex other than vent sexing which I don't believe I am qualified for. So only time will tell. I'll repost pics in few weeks then and we'll see.
Both are cocks!!!!!!