This is supposed to be a Wyandotte pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Plinky, May 11, 2016.

  1. Plinky

    Plinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Winky. Hatched March 4 so 9 weeks old. Bought at local country feed store directly from hatchery rep. Of the four chicks bought together ( RIRed, Brahma, Leghorn) she is the biggest, most curious, friendliest. She is supposed to be a black wyandotte but we were kind of rushed through by the hatchery guy because there was a line of folks. I am wondering if in fact, she is a wyandotte and if she is a rooster in the end. I cannot find any pics of Wyandottes like her. She looks kind of like a barred rock but I see that they seem to have very Yellow legs whereas hers are not as bright and have gray shading on them. She's getting a lot of red shading around eyes and comb and ears. She's really "my" chicken and I would hate for her to be a he, meaning bye-bye since these are suburban chickens!
    Thoughts?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    'Winky' is a barred rock, and most likely a pullet.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a Barred Rock pullet. And the fact that a hatchery rep can't tell the difference between a Barred Rock and a Wyandotte is kind of scary. The two look nothing alike, even as chicks...
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Plinky

    Plinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be fair the hatchery fellow may have said barred rock and we heard wrong. we were kind of rushed through which is how we wound up with a Leghorn! We wanted a buff orpington but they were not sexed.
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree with those the peeped in above, PULLET but not Wyandotte.
     
  8. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, barred rock :)
     

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