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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:48 pm 
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Ok chicken experts, I have a group of seven gold laced wyandottes and am thinking 3 cockerels and 4 pullets.
Can I please have your opinions? They are about 7 weeks old.

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cockerel (left) and pullet?
The ones I think are cockerels all seem to be a bit bigger and have more black feather on the back of the neck, the pullets? seem to have more laced feathers on the back of the neck.
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pullet (left) and cockerel?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:50 pm 
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tend to agree with you :D cheers pam

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:51 pm 
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yes, i think youre right about the dark feathering, where i can see combs i agree with your sexing too... :)


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I am thinking you are right as well :roll: (from what I can see)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:32 am 
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Yes, the colouring is different on the cockerals. It makes it fairly easy to tell them apart at this age.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:16 pm 
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I agree, but I can only see 2 cockerels 100%.

Also, you dont seem to have the slow feathering gene in your line. Not a problem, its just another way I can tell in mine.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:59 pm 
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Yes Raf, I noticed when looking at pics of other wyandotte chicks that mine seemed to have a lot more feather at an earlier age. Good for the Canberra weather lately.


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