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Two approximately 12-week-old Wyandotte Chickens. Boys? Girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by steppenwolfe, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. steppenwolfe

    steppenwolfe New Egg

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    Hey all,

    I am very new to the world of keeping chooks. I recently acquired 2 chicks and was wondering if someone can help me identify if they are hens or cockerels, please? They are currently about 12 weeks old. from what I know one is a gold-lace (called Thistle) and the other is a blue-gold-lace (named McFly). I have just noticed a small bump on McFly's head (first photo on the right) which I think is the beginnings of a comb. I live in suburbia and a rooster would not be appreciated by my neighbours and was just wondering if anyone can help me identify, please.

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    Thistle (left) and McFly (right)

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    McFly


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    Thistle

    Thanks heaps :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I think they are girls.
     
  3. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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  4. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't so much the appearance of a comb as much as it is the color of the comb. As long as they both have orange or peach colored combs then they are girls...if it is red there is a good chance the one with red is a boy. Because some hens have larger combs than others, so as chicks they will have a large comb bump than the others, but for me it is all about the color.
     
  5. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also don't see any wattles...so that is also a good sign..males start growing wattles earlier as well, tiny little flaps at first...where as pullets don't get noticeable wattle flaps until again, they are just about to start laying. So a 3 month old bird with a reddish comb bump, and some red wattle flaps will be a boy...
     
  6. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like roosters...

    Just kidding! they look like girls.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    pullets thus far repost when they are 16 weeks
     

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