Sexing Wyandotte Chicks!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickie4722, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. chickie4722

    chickie4722 Hatching

    Jun 22, 2011

    I have a clutch of golden laced Wyandotte chicks that are 1 week old and Ameracana X Wyandotte chicks that are 4 days old. What is the best way to try and sex them at this age?

    Thanks, L

  2. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Good luck! :<))

  3. remuda1

    remuda1 Songster

    Jun 12, 2011
    Granbury, Texas
    I have three and a half week old golden laced wyandottes. They were sexed when I got them as day olds with dye on their heads for the cockerels. When they were about a week old, I was shocked to notice how much less developed the wing and tail feathers were on the cockerel. Check to see if you find the same thing. This was true with the silver laced chicks and the brown leghorns as well. Now that they are a bit older it's getting more difficult, I need to band them [​IMG] . Hope this helps and let us know your findings?
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    I had two columbian wyandottes last year that were all fuzz at 5 weeks and everyone said roos, they were pullets. My marked cockeral feathered in fast all over, so this method is questionable. You will have to wait 8 weeks or so to tell IMHO.

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