Sexing Wyandottes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Harvest Mint, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Harvest Mint

    Harvest Mint Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got 8 silver laced wyandottes, 2 are supposed to be cockerels and the rest pullets. My only problem is I don't know which is which. To me they all look the same. I can pick a few individuals out but not enough to tell what gender. They are about 7weeks old now. Do I just need to wait a little longer?
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Got any pictures of them? [​IMG] Pullets will tend to have nice, even lacing, while cockerels are more "patchy."

    ~Alex
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can see them - we cannot! Please post some clear photos
     
  4. Harvest Mint

    Harvest Mint Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So from what Alexandra33 said I think I got my boys picked out. They also have the most developed combs so far.

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    They seem to have almost a saddle look compared to the others.
     
  5. Harvest Mint

    Harvest Mint Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry. They are a little skittish and I don't have anyone to help hold them.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    IN the first pic, the two birds on the left hand side are both cockerels.

    I can't see the others well enough to say they're pullets for sure.
     
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    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Dorinkashi

    Dorinkashi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi fellows !!
    I hv got some chicks by the name of Silver Laced Wyndotte..
    But here in forum
    I saw that peoples showing Wyndottes chicks pix r different from mine
    Kindly figure me out ..
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  9. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Silver males and females have completely different coloring as adults. The males will have patches of white on shoulders when growing out. Once you get use to looking for it you'll be able to sex them at a earlier age than this.

    They look like Wyandotte to me. They are currently in that awkward stage of development.Another week and the feather will be in more evenly.
     
  10. Harvest Mint

    Harvest Mint Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are supposed to only be two cockerels cause that is what was ordered. Although I know sexing day old chicks is not a 100% accurate practice. They were ordered from McMurray. I don't know how good they are but I have heard good things. My sister did the ordering.
     

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