Mystery chick from McMurray Hatchery

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cressrb, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. cressrb

    cressrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had ordered 25 Pearl White Leghorn pullets and this chick was my free one. I know now it is a Gold Laced Wyandotte. Not sure of the sex. It is 8 1/2 weeks old. Since I have no other Wyandotte to compare I am unsure what it might be - cockeral or pullet. Reading other sources and comparing pictures it most probably is a cockeral. What do you all think?
    Thank you,
    Bonnie
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  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    i think pullet

    those hackel feathers look real rounded
     
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  3. cressrb

    cressrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is music to my ears!! :)

    Thanks!
     
  4. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    not an expert, but my 3, 8 week old wyandottes have no red wattle or no red comb.
     
  5. cressrb

    cressrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uh oh, I have been worrying about that, but I have no other Wyandottes with which to compare.
    Bonnie
     
  6. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May be too early to tell, it is easier to get fooled by breeds with pea or rose combs. Watch his hackle and sickle feathers and see if he starts getting more irridescent . His upright stance looks male to me though.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I do believe that's a cockeral.
     
  8. CRAZYROOSTERMAN

    CRAZYROOSTERMAN Out Of The Brooder

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    i got that same mystery chick its a pullet[​IMG]
     
  9. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden Laced Wyandotte cockerel. I am 100% sure! He has bright yellow tree trunk legs, huge red wattles, saddle feathers, yep cockerel [​IMG]
     
  10. cressrb

    cressrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is your mystery chick now? Mine was hatched 2/18. How does she compare to mine?
    Thanks,
     

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