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Help sexing 19 week old Columbian Wyandotte?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jbs, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. jbs

    jbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three, 19 week old Columbian Wyandottes and one of them has recently grown a comb and wattles while the other two have nothing. I'm having trouble finding any information on sexing CW's and am hoping that someone here can help me. Does she look like a roo or is she just developing before the others? The first photo shows the three birds together, the last two are just the bird in question. Thanks for any help.


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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pullet, getting closer to laying an egg. [​IMG]
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    pullet:)
     
  4. La Casa de Pollo

    La Casa de Pollo Overrun With Chickens

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    My Wyandotte has a rose comb, a pullet, looks like the two in question, started out really flat like that. Any chance they are mixed and just have different combs?
     
  5. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    That might not be a columbian wyandotte, due to that single comb. I'm thinking delaware, and a pullet too. [​IMG]
     
  6. jbs

    jbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your responses. I got these from Meyer Hatchery, so I guess it's possible that the one might be mixed? I'm still hoping that one of our 14 chickens is going to be a rooster, but it's starting to look like I have all females.
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She is definitely not a Delaware, and single combs will pop up in Wyandottes every once in a while. I have a silver Laced with a single comb. I don't think she's mixed.
     
  8. jbs

    jbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your response lothiriel. It doesn't matter THAT much, but I'll be a tad upset with Meyer Hatchery if they sent me some sort of mixed breed. Oh well, she's a sweet girl, I love her regardless.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the feathers right now say pullet

    although comb and wattles make me want to say roo as i have never seen a pullet at 19 weeks with them so developed
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree its a pullet. And no worries she's not mixed, hatcheries are just more concerned with production capacity rather than looks. They don't cull harshly for faults like having the wrong comb.
     

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