What gender are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cheryl, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    Got 5 pullets from my pet chicken and having some serious doubts, will be 5 weeks on tuesday.. There are duplicates, but it is pretty hard to get them to sit for a photo moment!
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  2. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    Looks like part of their bodies got cut off! Sorry... Two rhode island reds, both have combs on top, pale in color, but one has a more pronounced tail. Three wyandottes, two have flat heads with one point and the other has a comb... Do I need better pictures? thank you!
     
  3. ManOfTheJerseyGiant

    ManOfTheJerseyGiant In the Brooder

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    To me they make look hens.
     
  4. MPChickenlady

    MPChickenlady Hatching

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    Sorry, I can't help but I am watching your post with anticipation. I have a SLW also from MPC about a week younger than yours whose comb is also showing that "pinky" tint. She(hopefully) has me a bit worried.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    In general, Wyandotte pullets do not get pink in their combs for at least a couple of months. Cheryl, I see you have a single-combed Wyandotte there. Me, too. They pop up from time to time because of what went into their make up way back when.
    I'm sort of wondering about that RIR, though. Seems like it has slightly thick legs for a pullet, but maybe its just the camera angle.
     
  6. MPChickenlady

    MPChickenlady Hatching

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    Speck--So are we thinking that the SLWs above are boys? 'Cause my combs, although rose, are about the same shade of pink. PS My husband and I are both from GA. Raised in Thomasville (way south) but we spent several years in Athens and my hubby did his internship at Tallulah Falls State Park. A beautiful area!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    It's hard to say from the pictures. I find that sometimes the light quality will make the comb seem pinker than it really is in a photo. I just know that this breed, of which I own three, dont get pinky combs and wattles for about two months or more.
    My DH's family, or part of it, is from S. Ga. We lived not far from Athens before we moved up here to the mountains and aren't very far from Talullah Gorge now. I like the mountains best of all. I grew up mostly around metro Atlanta.
     
  8. MPChickenlady

    MPChickenlady Hatching

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    Thanks Speck you've been so helpful, both on this post and others where I have read your replies. I don't know what I would do without this site. I confess have been mildly obsessed with the sex of this particular chicken. I tried the laid-back "wait and see" thing but am anxious about the semi-close neighbors hating me (and my ever-growing menagerie).
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Maybe in another couple of weeks, we'll be able to tell better. They're very pretty and healthy looking chicks!
     
  10. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    So it is possible for a female wyandotte to have a comb and others sometimes not? I'll tell you, the silver with the combe is the friendliest and will sit in my hand and let me pet "it"! So there is hope! Right now the rir's are a bit smaller than the wyandottes...
     

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