Golden Laced Wyandotte Sex determination problems. HELP!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BarredCometLaced, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO, we have this chick( 2 weeks old). She (?) is shy and quiet. We are not aloud to have roosters in our neighborhood, so i was wondering if you guys could help me out with your opinions. Do you think she is a pullet our a rooster chick? I am worrying that shes a rooster because her tail is still downy compared to our barred rocks that are the same age. Is it too early to tell?

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    Thanks. If you need more pics let me know. I will re-post some pictures some more pictures next week.
     
  2. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's too young, but her legs do NOT look particularly large like a roo's.
     
  3. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any other opinions?
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that it is too young to determine gender.

    eta: I had a chick that didn't grow a tail until she was a month old.
     
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  5. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is now 3 weeks old. Are there any new guesses? She is the most nervous of the three we have... but becoming friendlier.
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a she. [​IMG] Males tend to feather in their colors differently. I have had a hatchery Wyandotte too, and they are very nervous and flighty as a whole.
     
  7. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well thats a relief! We didn't want to have to give her away.
     
  8. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My GLW's were nervous but after hand feeding them daily, at 22 weeks they are much more friendly. They still don't like to be held like my buff orps, but they don't scatter anymore, in fact they follow me around.
     
  9. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She/He is 7 weeks today [​IMG]

    Any new guesses? Really hope its a pullet... [​IMG]

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    The smallest of the bunch... yellow comb and wattle.
     
  10. Stumpfarmer

    Stumpfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Definitely can say female here, although seven weeks is about the absolute minimum age for Wyandottes in general, I'm beginning to understand. Her comb is still flat and dull-colored, and her back lacing is uniform: laced Wyandotte cockerels all look as if they are wearing a cape of contrasting unlaced feathers around their upper shoulders.
     
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