Wyandotte Chicks...Any guess on Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeckyandHerBrood, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. BeckyandHerBrood

    BeckyandHerBrood Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I have 3 BLR Wyandotte chicks and am wondering if anyone would like to wager a guess at their gender. This is my first time with Wyandottes and I have no idea what to look for. They are 3 weeks old now.

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    I know that it may be a little too early to tell, but they seem to be feathering out pretty quickly so maybe some expert out there has an educated guess. Is there any hope for #2? Waddles and comb are really red, but he/she is so sweet and docile I am holding out hope.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 looks like a roo, for a 3 week old he has some waddles already, the other two look like pullets then again they are still young, but watch #2
     
  3. BeckyandHerBrood

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    Do you think that there is any chance that #2 could still be a hen? I agree that his (or her) waddles are huge and red and have already pegged him as a roo, but would love for him to turn out to be a hen. The kids love him.
     
  4. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he is a roo, he is the only one that sticks out really, i really think roo. And i know the feeling of getting attached to a roo. I have a GLW like that, was told he was a pullet, but he is a roo, he was aorund that age when he got his waddles litke that, so i dont think there is a chance he could be a hen at all...sorry [​IMG]


    are they really 3 weeks?
     
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  5. RareBreedFancier

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    Unfortunately I agree with #2 for sure being a roo. Sadly it always seems to be a roo chick that has the sweetest personality. [​IMG]
     
  6. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #2 is 100% a roo-and your splash may be also. If you need to rehome, #2 should go now. Wait a few more weeks on the others-splash are hard, and ours seemed to develop a little slower than the blues or blacks.
     
  7. BeckyandHerBrood

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    Quote:I figured that he was a roo, bummer. Do you think both of the splashes are roos? Neither one has the waddles and comb like the black, but both of their combs are way redder than on my Orpingtons or Brahmas at this age. I really hope at least one of them is a girl.
     
  8. BeckyandHerBrood

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    Quote:So very true. I am new at this chicken thing, but so far the kids have fell in love with 3 roos as their favorites. I guess I should have known that the chick that follows the kids around would be a boy. Oh well.
     
  9. BeckyandHerBrood

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    Does anyone want to guess on the two splash? I really want to get at least one hen...
     
  10. chicken_crazy93

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    I think #1 & #2 are cockerals & #3 is a pullet
     

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