Feather sexing wyandottes

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JesseK, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. JesseK

    JesseK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this pretty accurate? I've read that roos feather out later than pullets. I have 2 chicks that are a week and a half old. The SLW has plenty of wing and tail feathers. The GLW has small wing feathers and no tail feathers yet. I'm giving my packing peanuts to a friend and am wondering if I should give this chick along with them. I can't have roos and my friend is out of state so I'd like to weed out as many potential boys as possible [​IMG] The GLW also has some pretty stocky legs...I can put up pics soon.
     
  2. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeh, pictures would help.
     
  3. JesseK

    JesseK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, here are pics of the little guys.

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    It's not a huge deal if they are too young to tell gender. But it would definitely help to move them at the same time if needed.
    Thanks!!!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Way to early to tell. :thumbsup
     
  5. JesseK

    JesseK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, I figured [​IMG] Guess I'll just have to watch both of the little beauties grow up. Oh darn [​IMG]
     
  6. JennieRD

    JennieRD Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it helps I found 95% of my Wyandotte females are fully feathered by 5 weeks my makes have their combs 3xs larger that the females at five weeks

    I can tell them apart by 3-1/2 to 4 weeks just by their combs
     
  7. abserbean

    abserbean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two BLRWs feathered very quickly, and are both female. And both of my girls have huge legs! One had everyone convinced that it was a boy, but she's 15 weeks now and def. a girl. The breed seems to mature quickly, in my very limited experience.
     
  8. JennieRD

    JennieRD Chillin' With My Peeps

    The first is a male the second is a female hatched June 30 they are 4 weeks old[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  9. JennieRD

    JennieRD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well my I phone submitted them in random order. The small comb is the female the wide comb is the male
     
  10. JennieRD

    JennieRD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are the pics I tried to submit, they are of two 26 day old GLW cock and pullet, the two with backs turned at the feeder are pullet you can see there fully feathered the cocks are roughly feathered in patches. None have feather on their heads yet. Just their bodies, Notice the wider comb in the middle picture, that is the cock, the first pic of the narrow comb is the pullet. There is no denying which is which. Hope this helps you
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