Slow developing chick could it decifer his/her gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by poult, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 4 chicks on March 4th they are Polish/Sizzle/Silver-laced Wyandotte/Unknown mixes.They all seem completely normal but one.This one isn't growing it's feathers out as fast.They all have wings and tails but this one has barely the start of wings and no tail.Do males develop slower & females faster,vise versa?

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    Can you tell which one I am speaking of? If not it's the yellow chick with no black on it's back.
     
  2. chooks4life

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  3. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I hope it is a he that would workout best for my breeding project! I will post again in about a month then,stay suscribed!
     
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    x2 on chooks4life's advice.
     
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  6. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I am about 99% sure I have only that one boy that's growing slow because he is always trying to pick a fight including with my hand when I try and clean waterers & it's comb is much brighter colored then the other three.

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  7. chooks4life

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    LOL yes, that is a definite male.

    Edit: lol sorry, forgot we already went over the slow-feathering trait thing, and just went by the last pics there.
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    I'd think it's a very safe bet, due to his lack of progress in feathering, that the slow-feathering gene is responsible here; the only other breeds in which I've seen females feather so slow are broilers and some layer breeds, but not any of the breeds you listed.

    Best wishes.
     
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  8. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much you have been very helpful!
     
  9. chooks4life

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    You're welcome :)
     
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