Splash BLRW? Pullet, please?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Squishypuff, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really hoping that this one turns out to be a girl. I just can't tell on Wyandottes. A BYC'er told me that he/she/it was a splash BLR. He/She came with my order of several "normal" BLRW and looks totally different.

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  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Looks like a splash cockeral to me, those are some tree trunk legs! How old?
     
  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that's a splash BLR...and a rooster.
     
  4. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn it! They are just about 5 weeks old now. What things should I be looking for in the others, as a gender clue? The males have thicker legs?
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Thicker legs, earlier development and reddening of comb and wattles, sometime a bit slower to feather out.

    ETA, until a year old, the males are cockerals and the females are called pullets. After one year, they are called roosters and hens. [​IMG]
     
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  6. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyandottes are very tough to sex but if I were to give my opinion I would say it's a splash rooster. You CAN get late surprises but this one is looking like a boy pretty early.

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  7. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm lazy, it takes less time to type hen and roo than it does to type pullet and cockeral! LOL. Half the time I'm posting from my phone too, so I cheat a little.

    I've had the sinking suspicion all of the BLRW I bought are male. I have two I am watching for awhile, but I think I just lost the Straight Run Lottery! These guys are bantams too, so not sure if they're even worth the effort of growing and processing.
     
  8. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Try selling them on craiglist. BLR bantams are still a novelty, they'd be great for a 4H project!
     
  9. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess on this particular bird, it doesn't matter anymore. I found three of them dead bit ago. One was my little porcelain D'uccle pullet- one of only two I had. Crappy luck! Along with the D'uccle was this BLRW and one of my Sebrights.
     
  10. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh no...I'm so sorry.
     

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