Sexing this 4 week Wyandotte! Now with [IMG]

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ripponlea, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Ripponlea

    Ripponlea New Egg

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    Hi Everyone!

    I am a completely new chicken owner and have a question for you all.

    I have wanted a Wyandotte for a long time now, and have finally found a 4 week old chick (its also the last one left!).

    I live in town and cannot keep a roo, so I am hoping to goodness it is female, but would like your opinions?

    It is located 2 hrs away, so I am trying to make a decision about making the trip- as Wyandottes are very hard to find around here.

    Thoughts?

    EDIT:

    Because I am a new member, I am unable to post a photo [​IMG] If anyone can help me, please let me know and I will be forever greatful!

    rebecca.l.jamieson at live dot com
     
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What would you like to do? Email someone the photo and have them post it for you? If so, I'd be happy to do that for you. [​IMG]
     
  3. kippy2

    kippy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    put up a pic of the chick and i can tell you what sex it is
     
  4. Ripponlea

    Ripponlea New Egg

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    Thankyou so much Lothiriel- I have sent you a PM [​IMG]

    The photo's were sent to me from the seller, so I must apologise if they arent great quality.

    Cheers!
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont think its a wyandotte, it looks like it has a single comb.
     
  7. Ripponlea

    Ripponlea New Egg

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    It does have a single comb- the seller told me that but it wont be used for breeding so I dont mind.

    It will simply be a backyard pet chicken. The colouring of the Wyandotte was my reason for wanting.

    But I have read also that Wyandottes can have a single comb, but it is not desirable for breeding (will stand corrected though!).
     
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  8. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color is it supposed to be?
     
  9. Ripponlea

    Ripponlea New Egg

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    No clue! [​IMG]

    I am a complete chicken nuff nuff and will admit it!

    I simply have been looking around for Wyandottes in the local area (I live in NSW, Australia) because I have seen a few photo's of my friends Wyandottes that are gold laced and quite beautiful.

    Nothing about this chook is very important except whether it is a male or female at this stage.
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    At this stage it looks like a pullet.

    As far as breed, having a single comb does not mean it's not a Wyandotte. It's just a genetic defect that will occur in a lot of hatchery quality birds.
     

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