SL Wyandottes

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tbitt, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were BOTH to be sexed as pullets......

    (Excuse my sweet black sex link - I could not leave her alone)



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  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the left is a cockerel and the one on the right is a pullet. Look how thick the left chicks legs are and how red his comb and wattles are compared to the one on the right. You have a pair for sure [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto :D
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Keep in mind that sexing is an art, not a science. There's no 100% accuracy; most hatcheries only guarantee 80 or 90%. I don't have SLW, but you're right, that one chick definitely is making me think cockerel, with his thick legs (compared to the other) and bright comb/wattles coming in.
    I did have one EE chick though who I just KNEW was a cockerel - bright comb from about week 4 and thick legs - ended up growing into my favorite EE hen.
     
  5. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been watching that grow and turn red for days now .... pretty much knowing she was a he. [​IMG]


    I was holding out hope that there was a chance...... but having you both say what I am thinking makes me give up hope.

    Strange enough he is the only one I gave a name to.... [​IMG] I've been calling him Beaker....after the muppet.


    I am only keeping a small flock, that is why I bought him as a pullet, to avoid getting too many roos.... I hope it works out well...
     
  6. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be nice..... Maybe Beaker is a "manly" kind of gal?! LOL
     

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