Wyandotte chicks: pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hans77, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Hans77

    Hans77 Chirping

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    Hi there, these Wyandotte bantams are about 7 weeks now. I have 14 in all, but these 6 keep me puzzled somehow.
    I keep doubting about their gender. What are your guesses?
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  2. Nats Chickens

    Nats Chickens Crowing

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    Sorry, can't see the pics...:(
     
  3. Tiana's chickens

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    Second is definitely a pullet, I think I'm leaning towards pullet for the first one as well
     
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  4. Frazzemrat1

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    The only possible cockerel I see is the 3rd pic down. The comb looks VERY red.
     
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  5. Hans77

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    Thank you for your reply. Do you think all the other ones are cockerels? I had hoped for the fourth one to be a pullet too.
     
  6. Hans77

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    I agree with the 3rd picture being a cockerel. Also its behaviour is leaning towards a rooster's. It is always jumping up against the other chicks.
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    Pullets and hens do that as well. It just establishing the pecking order.
     
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  8. Hans77

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    And what about this black mottled one?
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  9. Hans77

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    Anyone else who wants to share their view?
    When would I be able to be sure about the gender? Some say 6 to 8 weeks. Mine are 7 weeks old now.
    Thanks in advance for taking a look.
     
  10. PachecoPeeps

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    Wyandottes are a slow maturing breed and can take a long time before you know. I have one that I posted here at 8 weeks and was told to repost at 12 weeks. He still hasn't crowed but I know it is a cockerel now because he is starting to get his male feathers in which usually starts around 12 weeks.

    Here is a picture of home at 8 weeks so you can compare.
     

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