Wyandottes - male or female? almost 7 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tberryer, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. tberryer

    tberryer Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, wise Wyandotte owners and chicken fans. Do you think these 2 birds are male or female? Both these birds are feisty, but I purchased them at about a week old so I'm thinking that's why they don't like to be held. Thanks!!

    Close to 7 wk old Silver Laced. The wattles are more red than the comb which is a faint pink. Don't see any sickle feathers. The sun took some color out of the comb. The first photo has the best color comb.

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    Close to 7 wk old Gold Laced. The wattles are somewhat smaller and less color than the SLW. The comb is mostly orangey/brown, but the spike is yellow. Don't see any sickle feathers either.
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  2. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like pullets to me. I am new though [​IMG]
     
  3. tberryer

    tberryer Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm off to a good start then. Thanks!
     
  4. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fthese were my chickens at 7 weeks. i only have 2 silver laced wyandottes, but maybe from my pics you can get a better idea.

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    left bottom is my male (Curt).

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    the one in the middle on the far right is my female (Midge). the big one smack in the middle is the male.

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    top left female, middle top male.

    I would say the SLWs are males, and the GLWs are females, but I am also new at this. good luck! I hope I am wrong about the roos... my roo Curt is a snuggler though. I love him [​IMG]

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  5. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First bird roo, second most likely pullet, give them a bit more time they are still very young.
     
  6. patman75

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  7. Turner

    Turner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say both roos.
     
  8. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    In my very limited experience I think that they are both girls. I have 2 wyandottes who will be 15 weeks old tomorrow and are girls: one each of golden laced and silver laced. I found that both of them (but the gold especially) got red wattles very quickly as chicks. They didn't grow though. The combs remained pink and also didn't swell.

    Here's a picture of my GLW at 3 weeks, then 6 weeks then again around 7.5 weeks:
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    Here's my SLW at week 8 (I'll spare you the time lapse photography here):
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    Make sure to come back when you know for sure and update the thread so we can learn. Thanks!
     
  9. tberryer

    tberryer Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, this is torture. [​IMG] All your responses have been going through my head all week. I like SuperChemicalGirls analysis the best, of course.[​IMG]
     
  10. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say both are pullets.
    For comparison here is my GLW Roo at 7 weeks.
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    and here he is again at 7 weeks with a GLW hen.
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