Newbie and I think I've got a rooster!

yickenscarf23

Songster
Oct 24, 2018
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I got these lil guys from Rural King. Supposed to be a leghorn, a blue Wyandotte, and a silver laced Wyandotte. All 3 sold as pullets. However, the SLW seems to have a bigger comb that just appeared to turn red today. Compared to the other two he/she just looks quite masculine to me. They are supposed to be around 3 weeks old. I hope the photos are good enough to tell they hardly hold still!

Thanks for your imput!
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Ahonahome1018

In the Brooder
Oct 11, 2018
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Welcome to BYC! I'm no expert on sexing but it does look like a cockerel, with my hona's any comb development that early turned out to be a rooster. Their combs started pretty early. I'm not sure if it's the same as they're two separate breeds. I recently got 2 Wyandotte's, one SL and the other GL. I'll send you pics so you can look at them, they're confirmed pullets and hatched around 9/2 but the GL is kinda small. Both have red combs so if your SL's comb keeps growing then it may end up being a rooster. Don't get discouraged though and good luck! Hope this helps and I would love to hear about the progress!
 

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emrya

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Apr 24, 2018
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Best to sex it when it is all feathered out, 7 weeks or so. I have noticed that Wyandotte pullets sometimes get bigger combs at a very young age, so there is still hope.
yeah my two older wyandotte girls had me panicking early, but they did turn out female. 6-8 weeks is a better judge, and having more than one of a variety helps.
 

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