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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:00 pm 
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Hello Again,

I have four Wyandotte chicks (Silver laced wings - 2 white, 1 black and 1 black/grey) I was hoping someone could tell me what gender they are and what colour are they likely to turn out to be?

I got them from (I think) Addicted2Chooks ( :thanks: ) just over a week and a half ago at week olds.

In the photo's they are approx 2 weeks old. (is this too early?)

Please excuse the pictures.... Who would think taking pic's of chick could be so hard... I thought it was going to be a sinch. I was so wrong...lol


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Close up of Grey & Black Chicks head
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Thanks for any help you can give :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:07 pm 
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at 2.5 weeks they are a little young to sex, especially as they are wyandottes....................good luck with them
i hope someone can help give you an idea.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:52 am 
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Zippidy,

I'm just starting to tell the boys from the girls in the last few days. I'm no expert, but I think my girls have started to get shoulder feathers. They really stand out from the boys who look naked except for the small wing feathers.

Hope you get some girls.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:31 am 
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I'd say that the black one is male. Need better head shots of the others to tell. The males comb will start to thicken and go redder earlier then the females. Check for signs of wattle development as well.


Edit: Looking at them again I'd say that the black one is the only male.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:41 am 
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the black one and in the second pic the middle white chicken possibly

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:24 pm 
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Hello Again,

Thanks for your suggestions so far. The Chicks are now 4 nearly 5 weeks old and growing so fast.

Here are some updated head shots of them with my guesses.

1. Black (Silver laced? has a green shimmer to feathers no lacing) I'm fairly sure a lil Man

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2. Grey ( Sliver laced) Thinking another lil Man.

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3. White (White Wyandotte) I'm pretty sure is a lil Lady...is very well feathered

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4. Off White ( not sure on colouring? Has a weird off white with a greyish tone ) Smallest chick Thinking a girl but has least amount of feathers?


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So what do you guys think? Sex, Colour?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:32 pm 
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Zippidy,

Do you also have a whole body shot? or even a group shot. With my limited experience, I find most of the time girls are easy to spot based based on how quickly they get feathers on their backs. I do have a few from the same batch you got, that I'm not quite sure. But most its obvious, because the boys have bare shoulders at 5 weeks.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:52 am 
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Your guesses are correct.

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