Wheaton and Blue Wheaton chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dray67, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Dray67

    Dray67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age can you tell hen from Roos in Wheaton and Blue wheaton chicks?
     
  2. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As soon as they start to feather in. The males have solid black/blue breast feathers and the hens are fawn/tan colored.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    As soon as the wings come in. [​IMG]

    Males have solid blue/black wing feathers, or at least mostly colored, and females have pale creamy brown wing feathers.

    Then, after that, the breast feathers will confirm it with either a pale whitish coloring, a brown coloring, or a male would have a lot of blue or black.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I thought about 8 weeks. All my wheatons and bw s were same colors till the males started changing to adult feathers at 8 weeks.
     

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