Golden Wyndotte hen or too?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by broncosinvegas, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. broncosinvegas

    broncosinvegas Just Hatched

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    I'm new to having chickens and this site. I know there are lots of posts with people who have far more experience than I do, but I have two Golden Wyndotte's who have different colors on their combs. Both were purchased from a local feed store, are about 4 weeks old and are supposed to by pullets. However, I'm starting to think that the one with the redder comb is a roo?
     
  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Can you take a photo of the bird in a natural, standing position? Is the comb always a little brighter or is it mostly when the chick has exerted itself (ie been startled, you tried to catch it, etc)?
     
  4. broncosinvegas

    broncosinvegas Just Hatched

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    I'll get some more pictures
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    From my trio from last year, roosters will get muddy on the neck and shoulders in coloration and the pullets will have defined lacing. I think you need to wait a bit longer. It's comb is wider and more defined so I would be suspicious too. Wyandotte are harder to tell by the combs as pullets get pink earlier than other breeds.
     
  6. ninjawesome

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    Hello and [​IMG]! I'd say it could go either way. Wyandottes are hard to determine gender with comb size because they have rose combs, unlike the standard single comb (this making it harder to make a size comparison - especially with young birds). The comb and wattles are reddening a bit, but it could just be your pullet growing up. So yeah! We'll hope it's a girl, but it could go either way. [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think the redder comb chick is a cockerel
     
  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    2x drumstick diva
     
  9. broncosinvegas

    broncosinvegas Just Hatched

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  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Does look like a rooster and pullet.
     

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