Gender/ color help needed for wyandottes!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ctfeathers, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. ctfeathers

    ctfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Taking pictures tonight, but anything for comparison greatly appreciated. I was told all pullets, but then the guy ( today, 5 days later) tells me they were actually straight run when I called him a few minutes ago. I had already figured as much, by the way the wings are developing. To my very untrained eye, I think I have 7 of one 9 of the other, I just cannot tell which is which. There are 9 chicks with shorter wing feathers less developed feathers, that are longer at the ends, and shorter inside. The other 7 have longer feathers, which seem to be straight across ( all the same length) basically, their wings look fuller and more developed. They were all hatched at the same time.
    As far as color, they were supposedly BLR - but today he admitted he lost track of who was who and he isn't sure. So they could be silver, gold, or blue... He isn't sure. Grrr. Any kind of comparison pictures will be so appreciated, both colors and gender. Thanks!
    Cameron
     
  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, sounds like a mess!

    How old are they? I can't tell by feathers, but I'm also not too good at Wyandottes. I usually wait until I can see the waddles, that tips me off that it's a roo. I am noticing, though, with my EE who has a black laced wyandotte dad, that the lacing is not even all over, leading me to believe it's a roo.

    Colorwise, it's pretty easy to tell early on.
     
  3. ChristyAnneCobb

    ChristyAnneCobb Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm good with Wynadotte colors but gender can be tricky to me. I had a very manly hen previously. lol
     
  4. ctfeathers

    ctfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are either 4 days or 5. I have noticed this, though. One group has a more "ragged" look to the wings. they are uneven and the first feather is shorter than the next 4 or 5. those chicks also have no tail feathers.
    The other group has a more uniform length to the wings, and have tail feathers already.
     
  5. ctfeathers

    ctfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the pics, they are. I believe? 5 days old here... but not really sure now as the guy is kinda wavering on how old they are. The ones with the smaller wings also have no tail, just fluff. The ones with larger wings have tails.
    These were all supposed to be blr pullets :-/

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    1. girl?


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    2 boy on left (middle chick) girl on right? chick facing away, boy?


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    3 boy on left, girl on right? (ignore the buff orp lol)



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    4 boy on left, girl on right? (i think these may be same chicks as #3, different angle...)



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    5girl in middle, boy on right?



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    6 girl in back, boy in front?
     
  6. ctfeathers

    ctfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bumping this. even guesses would be helpful- i cannot keep them all if they are not pullets. no space.
     
  7. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe they are a little young to tell right now, but there are definitely more experienced people than me, so someone might be able to tell.
     
  8. ctfeathers

    ctfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, i was told they could be wing sexed at 1-2 weeks. Not true?
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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  10. ctfeathers

    ctfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now.I am very confused. I've.read that wyandotes ARE an exception to this.
     

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