Sexing 4 week GL Wyandottes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by colby318, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    I got 50 GLW pullets from Stromberg's 4 weeks ago with 3 packing peanuts. Around 5 already are developing wattles. Will these be roos? The rest are still clean throated. With 90% sexing accuracy plus the freebies I'm looking out for around 8 roos in the gang.
    Thanks!
    Colby in KY
     
  2. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Ugh, I got buried. Bumping up...bumping up...
     
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I guess I don't really know what you're asking??? [​IMG]
     
  4. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    I've only had EEs. So no chin wattles. If I have 6 with pronounced wattles at 4 weeks of age would this be a way to identify sex?

    Thanks,
    Colby
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I think it would be a good indicator of cockerels, but probably not a sure thing.

    My GLW had me guessing for the longest time. She was my heaviest chick, with big, thick legs, stood up really tall, and looked like a cornish. She was VERY slow to feather in. I was sure she was my one cockerel in the bunch... now she's a gorgeous, rather large pullet who looks close to laying. She never had early wattles, though...
     
  6. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  7. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    For rosecomb chicks, it's kind of hard to tell, but if the wattles are starting to look red and a little larger than some, and the comb is looking a little more prominent and pinkish, then it's probably a male. Sometimes it may take a little longer to tell them apart from other breeds simply because of the comb type.
     
  8. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    I've only had GLW hens, but I'd say if you're seeing something there at only four weeks old you might have a few roos. Hard to say with this breed though.
     
  9. colby318

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    At 5 weeks now the wattlers are doing the chest bumping act. They're destined to be 4H projects! You guys are a great help. They are a beautiful breed. I can't wait for my May eggs from them.
    Thanks again,
    Colby in KY
     

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