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Pullet or Rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dihopper, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. dihopper

    dihopper In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2016
    Hi everyone! This is my first time on here and I'm hoping I can gain lots of knowledge and wisdom from you. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions later but here is my first one. I have two Wyandotte chicks both 3 weeks old. One is developing faster than the other and showing her tail feathers. In fact all 3 of my chicks are sprouting their tail feathers but this one pretty girl. Could this be the early signs of a rooster or am I way over thinking this? First pic has no tail feathers. Second pic has them. Thoughts? [​IMG]

  2. sideWing

    sideWing Songster

    Apr 9, 2015
    If he is behind on tail feather growth than there is a really good chance he is a he. Are his wing feathers shorter too? I have a Wyandotte sexing guide in my signature.
  3. dihopper

    dihopper In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2016
    No no no no no I don't like this at all! Yes, his/her wing feathers are shorter as well. Looks exactly like the picture you sent me.

    Well rats! She's like the runt of the litter. Everyone loves on her and she's always trying to burrow under the wings other girls. She's (he's) the baby....

    Thank you for your response sideWing! Although I'm bummed now:(
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - males can be frustrating i know - both feathered and human [​IMG]

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.


    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    you could also post photos at "what breed or gender is this." for more opinions. Sometimes sending pictures when the birds are older can make a difference.

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