Wyandotte Pullets... Why Do They Look Like Boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I mentioned this in another thread, that my hatchery Wyandottes are getting red combs and wattles way too early for pullets. Their color patterns look like pullets, but they are very red in the face for 8 and 9 weeks old. The SLW is a week older than the GLW. So, I do have girls, right?
    Here is Vada, who looks much redder in person. This is not a male color pattern, right?
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    Here is Victoria:
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    Virginia, the other SLW, looks the same color in the comb and wattles.
     
  2. KierBri

    KierBri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 7 1/2 week slw and glw look similar
     
  3. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
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    they look like girls to me, did you order girls???
     
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
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    Mine are 7 1/2 weeks. I ordered girls. I hope they aren't boys.
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    These came from Ideal as sexed pullets. I have never ordered from a hatchery-the local feedstore gets sexed pullets all the time. I did have an Ideal sexing mistake once, so maybe I'm paranoid. Wyandottes never used to get this red this soon. Just seems odd.
    Here is my Lacy from my original flock at 3 months old-see? She's not red at all, just getting pink at that point. My other two were the same.
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  6. KierBri

    KierBri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup, ordered all girls.
     
  7. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl to me. Our GLW roos had more comb and wattles than her when they were only five weeks.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I did think their combs were pullet sized and so are their feather patterns (for Wyandottes). I just am floored by how red they are already.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    How's their lacing on their backs at the base of their necks? I've found the pullets have distinct lacing while the roos are much more streaky looking. Of the 7 sexed SLW "pullets" I brought home this spring 4 were roos.
     
  10. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Quote:Mine also came from Ideal. I swear to you[!!] my other SLW could be the twin of that one, even the funny big blob of white on the wing.
     

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