Wyandotte Experts, Need Your Advice! 1 or 2 cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DragonEggs, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    I posted when they were 2 weeks old. I was pretty sure I had 1 cockerel at that point but now I am suspicious of both. If they both are I'm going to be very cross and have a talk with my feed store about their polcy and who they order from. Anyway, here is lil dude number 1, the one I'm like 90% sure is a cockerel.

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    This is number 2. This one I'm not sure about.

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    I think they're about 4-5 weeks old. I can see tiny waddles developing in both, moreso in number 1 than number 2. I put them outside for the first time today with a young serama pair. The serama cockerel raised his hackles to number 1 and did the dominance dance. Even though number 1 has no hackles and only fluff he stood up chest out and tried to fight back. He backed down pretty quick to the older boy (despite being the same size as a cockerel almost 4 times his age). When the serama raised his hackles to number 2 it didn't even try to fight and just ran and hid.

    I've never had wyandottes before so I'm not totally sure. What do you wyandotte experts think?
     
  2. ve

    ve Songster 9 Years

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    I think #2 is a girl.For #1- 90% -boy
     
  3. BC_Farms

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    I'd go with cockerals...if any are a pullet it'd be #2. Much easier to tell when they are older.
     
  4. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    I'm hoping at least 1 of them is a girl! I plan to do some caponizing this coming week and I was going to take number 1 with me.
     
  5. Red&Yellow

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    Woah woah woah! No caponizing those yet! I reallly don't think either are boys, but also think you need to wait 4 more weeks to be sure (you can still caponize then)
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

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    Its hard to tell at that age but 1 sure does look like a roo to me and 2 a pullet.
     
  7. crazy chook

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    I would definitely wait a few more weeks - It is too early to tell.
     
  8. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    Red&Yellow :

    Woah woah woah! No caponizing those yet! I reallly don't think either are boys, but also think you need to wait 4 more weeks to be sure (you can still caponize then)

    I read somewhere that with standard breeds it was done at 6-8 weeks. I can wait till the far side of 8 weeks just to be sure. It would be GREAT if you're right and neither are boys!​
     

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