The Wyandotte Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by roocrazy, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. ItsAZOO32

    ItsAZOO32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe to guess gender at 4 weeks for BLRW?

    I have three.. two that look similar and a third that is "pinker and wider" in the comb

    Girl? (I have two that look just like this)

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    Boy?

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    I LOVE my pretty babies. They are the most social and sweetest birds I have right now
     
  2. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so this post is HUGE but has anyone had issues with Hatchery chicks ending up being really ugly pullets? I really hope maybe this is just a breed thing but my 3.5wk old SLW are still mostly black. There is nothing to indicate a pattern on them at all. Is this normal?
     
  3. Kenshan1

    Kenshan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do they look like this? I believe she was 5-7wks in this picture.
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    This one turned out to look like this. Taken just before laying age, 18wks round about. Yep, same bird as I remember her having almost no comb where as the other 2 pullets we had/have, have big ugly ones. This girl is my favorite.
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    I got these from my uncle's feed store, I never asked what hatchery he gets from though.

    Shannon
     
  4. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have one that started out mostly black and one that started out mostly white! At 10 weeks, they are starting to have a nice combo of black and white...the darker pullet has a "prettier" lacing coming in while the lighter one still just had black "freckles" on white feathers on her chest. I think both are pretty though...
     
  5. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Quote:It's not a "breed" thing. It's a hatchery thing. Major hatcheries don't care what the lacing looks like. I hope your chicks turn out as well as the photo above this posting...
     
  6. encorepistol

    encorepistol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I hatched several more blue laced reds and quite a few barred wyandotte bantams and I think Im going to shut the incubator off for the year. Time to grow out what I have and cull down to the best. Ive got several nice looking blue bantams growing out also.
     
  7. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's not a "breed" thing. It's a hatchery thing. Major hatcheries don't care what the lacing looks like. I hope your chicks turn out as well as the photo above this posting...

    hatchery stock birds are very seldom to the size, type, or color quality one would expect. You will have very mixed results from one hatchery to the next however you cannot really expect the high quality specimen from a hatchery that you will get from a breeder / showman.
     
  8. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh I'm thinking they both look boyish... sorry... but with wyandottes its best to wait till they are 8 weeks or so to tell. Such cute chicks though! [​IMG]
     
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  9. ItsAZOO32

    ItsAZOO32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh I'm thinking they both look boyish... sorry... but with wyandottes its best to wait till they are 8 weeks or so to tell. Such cute though! [​IMG]

    Ack!! [​IMG] I need at least 1 girl. I only have 3. Bummer. I guess I will wait until they get bigger. What should I be looking for?
     
  10. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Quote:Oh I'm thinking they both look boyish... sorry... but with wyandottes its best to wait till they are 8 weeks or so to tell. Such cute though! [​IMG]

    Ack!! [​IMG] I need at least 1 girl. I only have 3. Bummer. I guess I will wait until they get bigger. What should I be looking for?

    Hang in there!

    The males will develop wattles in a week or two. [​IMG]
     

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