HELP!! new guy with wyandottes

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by robnms, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started raising some chicks for my granddaughter and I bought some pullets or at least that is what I was told but I'm not too sure. I have a buff and 2 wyandottes. They're about 17 weeks old and they look more like roos to me, niether one of them crow and they lay around on the floor of the coop often and another thing. I've noticed some feathers on the coop floor, do I need to put a nesting box in it, HELP.


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  2. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not wyandottes, blanking out on that breed's name right now. I couldn't say if they are roo's as I am not familiar with that breed. Mine started crowing at about 12 weeks old, but I think it helps that I have roosters crowing all day around here.
     
  3. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look like delawares... i may be wrong, but yup, I think you have some delawares, not wyandottes. [​IMG]

    i'm not very good at distinguishing genders, but the delaware pullets i've had had combs that were larger than the others. those combs do look pretty big though... [​IMG]
     
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  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Delawares, and I think you either have a pair (male and female) or two youngs roos. They are very pretty.

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  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mmmmhhhhh....first - Welcome to BYC! Nice of you to get the chooks for your granddaughter! Not the expert here, got my Wyandottes (chickens in general) less than 15 months ago....The chooks in your picture are not Wyandottes to my knowledge. As far as I know Wyandottes only come with a peacomb, not single comb. One pic is nice (single chicken, clear side shot) looks like a pullet. Unsure of the other one but leaning toward cockerel, no idea on the buff, too fuzzy in the pic. I think you have either Columbian Rocks or Delawares but I am not convinced re the Delawares. Also, I would def. put up a nestbox, at 17 weeks you are getting close to POL and maybe you also want to place a golfball or ceramic or wooden egg in the nest to encourage them to lay there. Hopefully someone with better eyes/knowledge can clarify. It may also help to post a clearer pic of each bird that shows a side view to check on feathering [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They are not wyandottes....wyandottes should have rose combs altho it is not uncommon for hatchery birds to have single combs. I agree that you've got what are probably 2 Delaware cockerals.
     
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  7. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response,

    When I bought them I was told they were colombian wyandottes and I'll try to post side shots of each in a minute.
     
  8. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the buff, I think it's a pullet
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  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:What kind is the buff one supposed to be? It has the wrong color of legs to be a wyandotte. Does it have a pea comb or a rose comb?
     
  10. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    The buff is an orpington I believe. It looks like it's a pullet.
     

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