Uh oh, is this the making of a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Coop de Grille, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silver Laced Wyandotte babies are 15 days old and one of them has started to look like this:

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    The other three look like this:

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    Is this a Roo or is it still too early to tell?
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I'd say roo but it looks pretty different from the other, almost like a single comb
     
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  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's too early to tell gender. That comb is not the sign of a roo so much as the sign of inconsistant breeding.

    Wyandottes should not have a single comb. Your second chick has the correct type of comb for the breed.
     
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2. I have a wyandotte with a single comb. Just a matter of bad genetics from the hatchery (in my case).
     
  5. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So there is still a chance it's a pullet, yay!

    I got my babies from someone local on craigslist. I didn't think to ask where he got the eggs from or if they are from him own chickens. This is my first go at having chicks, next time I will ask.
     
  6. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    either bad genetics for a wyandotte or #1 is not a wyandotte [​IMG]

    too young to tell yet, and single comb chicks can be difficult to sex unless you have others to compare it to, and your familiar with the breed's growth rate. [​IMG]
     
  7. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's a SLW from a hatchery, I'd be willing to bet that it's a SLW with a single comb. Mine looked about like that and got really early red wattles (small but definitely red), but she's almost definitely a girl. I say almost because she hasn't yet proved herself by pulling her weight around here [​IMG]
     

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