Sexing Wheaten Penedesenca chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mediazeal, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wheaten penedesencas are hatching.
    I know with partridge penes you can tell right away if you know what to look for which are which.
    In partridge, the darker markings are the girls.
    I wonder if there is a difference with wheatens? I have 2 darker marked chicks and a lighter one.
    any one have any ideas on this?
    thanks
     
  2. jqs birds

    jqs birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the wheaten the males are dark and the females are light colored.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Don't they both start out light and then the males get dark over time?
     
  4. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mahonri thats what i thought
     
  5. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, now I'm confused. are you all saying the darker ones right now are probably males?
    or are you split on some say darker are males and some say lighter are males that will get darker over time?

    The partridge Penes work that way, the females have darker spots on their heads when they hatch.
    but the boys get dark all over like a black copper maran (cause I had a pene male and BCM chicks together last time).

    What do you think is the deal with the Wheatens?
     
  6. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What they mean is that the males will get black wings (aka "dark") and the hens will get cream colored wings (aka "light") [​IMG]
     

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