Please help sex my 9 week old Dominique and Wyndotte

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cajoledn2it, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Cajoledn2it

    Cajoledn2it Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the Dominique is a cockeral ? Is the Buff Laced Wyndotte a pullet? Both were hatchery chicks purchased from Concord Feed stores in California Bay Area.
    They are 9 week old. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Both birds pictured are cockerels.
     
  3. Cajoledn2it

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    Thank you Sourland. How were you able to tell? It is the comb or feathers?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    At this age I am going by the early comb and wattle development. It's early for the 'sex specific' feathering to show; although, if I look real hard at the Wyandotte I can convince myself that I see some pointed saddle feathers. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can tell with the barred rock because of his feather coloring too. The roosters have more white and the hens more black. If you have a hen and rooster next to each other, even a young one, it's obvious. But those combs and wattles definitely say rooster. Hen will be really pale and small at that age.
     
  6. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sorry, that's a dominique you said. I don't know if the barring works the same for them.
     
  7. Cajoledn2it

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    Thank you my lied for information regarding bar rock.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, the rules of barring work for Dominiques, barred Rocks, barred Cochins, barred Hollands, cuckoo Marans....all the black barred birds. It actually works on other base colors too, but it can be a lot harder to see on say a lemon cuckoo Orpington.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    good information to know
     
  10. Cajoledn2it

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    Update: My GLW starting crowing, guess I'll rename him Ross instead of Rose. I am going to try a homemade no crow collar gadget. Otherwise I will have to rehome him.

    Thanks everyone
     

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