Silver laced wyandottes - Roos or hens??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thecoachswife83, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. thecoachswife83

    thecoachswife83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys!!! I bought 6 baby chicks, 4, weeks ago, all marked as pullets, but I can't help but worry I've got a Roo or 2 in the bunch with my luck last year, 5/7 were Roos!!!! So with that said... These babies are 4 weeks old and 1 is just so much "lacier" than the other 2 so now I instantly worry one or 2 aren't pullets!!!! No red combs/wattles, just light orange... But the colors are just throwing me off !!' Thoughts??? They are the 3 black girls in the middle. The other 3 are ameracaunas and 1 black sex link.
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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    It's still very early to tell for certainty.

    While even patterning is important, birds develop at different rates.

    You would need to post better photos of the birds in question...better lighting, no cage wire, individual bird from profile as well as overhead shot (which you've got but pretty dark lighting). Head shots too for comb development.

    At this point, I think you just need to wait.

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  3. Chicken Girl1

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're looking like pullets to me, so far.
     
  5. thecoachswife83

    thecoachswife83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. thecoachswife83

    thecoachswife83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last one looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  8. thecoachswife83

    thecoachswife83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Wyandotte pullets will keep that sort of brown coloring to their combs almost up until point of lay. That much red, or orange for that matter, at this age is a bit worrying IMO.

    Edited to add: If it helps, the other 3 all look VERY girly. lol
     
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  10. thecoachswife83

    thecoachswife83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow.... If I seriously end up with 3/3 pullets being cockerels, I will be so devastated!!!!!!
     

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