First time free ranging/What sex are they? PICS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CarriBrown, May 4, 2007.

  1. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Here are "The Monsters", Hotwing (dark BLRW) and Nugget (light BLRW). Hotwing is almost 8 weeks and Nugget is almost 6 weeks.
    They free ranged with the "big girls" today and loved it. I'm wondering what sex Nugget it. I'm almost certain Hotwing is a hen. Help!

    Hotwing wondering what's flashing in her eye

    Look at the difference in their tails

    Chicken Hawk thought she had some new friends, but they weren't having any of her!!
  2. nikkimay

    nikkimay In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2007
    Pacific NW
    I can't help you with the sexing - but they are awfully cute!

    How did it go for them being loose with the big girls for the first time?
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    It went alright... My d'uccle was not thrilled but the other chickens didn't really care. The young ones hung out by themselves except when Chicken Hawk would go to make friends with them.
    They are living in a tractor inside the run so everyone is used to seeing each other. Today was the first time they were all out together.
  4. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    dark one w/wattles, cockerl
    the other one, pullet, no wattles, smaller comb
  5. gavbarker

    gavbarker Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    East yorkshire uk
    yeah i would say thats about right
  6. iopele

    iopele Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    Quote:That's what I thought too, but I'm no expert. They sure are pretty, though!
  7. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    That's what I think too, Carri. Pullet and cockeral. They're awfully pretty! Where did you get them?
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Just my luck....
    Thank you! I think they are so pretty. I love BLRWs. Hotwing (dark) came from my friend's trio and Nugget was from an egg that I got from BlissChick.
    Guess I'm going to have to tell DH to get crackin' on another coop and run....
  9. michellerene

    michellerene Songster

    Apr 23, 2007
    Graham, WA
    I have a sneaking suspicion that this will be the breed I will order next spring to expand my flock! Gosh those Wyandottes are beautiful!!! [​IMG] Their feathers look like an artist painted them!

    Are W's good layers?
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:Well if it does turn out that I have a hen and a roo [​IMG] [​IMG] I could always send you eggs. I hear they are good layers but I'm not really sure... I've only had cochins, silkies, d'uccles, BRs and RIRs.
    I'm trying my luck this year with Buttercups (only 3 weeks old right now) and these two.

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