Sex these 6 week olds? Goldlace Wyandotte, Silverlace Wyandotte, Black Jersey Giant

Kagen

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 1, 2012
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Gender?
Got these 3 "pullets" as a surprise gift from someone (we have six 1-year old hens, and 12 baby chicks now, thats my experience so want help sexing as have to give cockerals to my brother as I'm in 1/5 acre city lots with noise ordinances.) Got them when 2 weeks old (although they looked big and feathered to me.)
Goldlace Wyandotte?
Silverlace Wyandotte?
Black Jersey Giant?


Of note, any comments on the hook bill one? She eats/drinks fine for now, as they will get unlimited feed as long as she can still eat fine I was gonna let "her" grow.




















gender
Goldlace Wyandotte?
Silverlace Wyandotte?
Black Jersey Giant?

THANKS!!!
 

jamie7100

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 16, 2013
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I think you are right on the breeds. The White/black ones are silver laced wyandottes, and the gold/black ones are gold laced wyandottes. They look like pullets to me - how old are they?
 

annav410

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 7, 2013
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Broomfield, Colorado
I think you are correct about the breeds and they all look like girls to me. GLW and SLW can be tricky to sex and I am having some doubts about my GLW, so I am waiting for her to either lay an egg or start crowing! The Jersey Giant should have yellow on the bottom of the feet and if they are pale/pinkish then you may have an Australorp. With that being said, if yours are hatchery girls they are likely not to match breed standard.
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Kagen

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 1, 2012
27
2
36
supposedly exactly 6 weeks in the photos. Other then comb and wattles what do you look for on Wyandottes and Jerseys?
 

jamie7100

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 16, 2013
282
8
83
Now that does change things. At six weeks, there should be little to no red on those combs. Also I would expect them to not have wattles yet either. I think your gold laced wyandotte is a roo with those bright red wattles. I think the black one is a pullet for sure, but I'm on the fence with the Silver laced. It does have some red there, but not as pronounced as the GLW.
 

Kagen

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 1, 2012
27
2
36
15 weeks and combs and wattles aren't any bigger or redder really, no feather markings that are male, no crowing, very pullet like.
 

Kagen

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 1, 2012
27
2
36
The cross beak drinks water fine and eats pellet fine and as these birds get unlimited pellet I think this might work out ok. Her weight is good, a little lighter than the gold but not too bad. If she had to depend on foraging for a large percentage of intake she might not do OK. I''ve done no intervention (trim etc.) The cross is now a hook. I keep a close eye, if this changes to be a problem I'll have to do something as I want to catch it before she is malnourished - but would love if she just continues to eat pellet fine and do OK on her own.
 

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