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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Hi all!

I'm new!

I got 5 bantams on Sunday, 2 wyandottes amongst them all about 8-10 wks old. Seller said they are all female but cuddling them tonight I noticed one Wyandotte has a comb...is this a he then and not a she after all...?

Also how do you generally tell a male from female? I have a Peking, 2 wyandottes, a silky and an astralorps all bantams. Have already fallen in love with them really hoping the breeder I'd right and they are all hens!! They are still chreping they are so young.

Thanks everyone!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:04 pm 
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take some photos and put them up here :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:22 pm 
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Trying! Can't resize. I'm so technologically challenged :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:01 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I've tried to upload photos into this area and post it here but I can't do it, it tells m,e I can only upload pics to the gallery which I have done twice. Would you mind please having a look in there for my 2 photos on my wyandotte to let me know is she is really a she?

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Thank you so much.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:11 pm 
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Yes she could well be a she. Sex will become more obvious as time goes by.

Wyandottes are supposed to have a rosecomb and she has a single comb.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:20 pm 
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That's ok, I don't mind as long as she is a she :) My chooks are for eggs and cuddles, does the comb effect her health/laying ability at all?

Thank you, am very new to this!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:44 pm 
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Every now and then you can get a Wyandotte with the "wrong comb", it will not affect "her" in anyway as far as laying or behaviour, but does eliminate "her" from the show scene.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Enjoy your new babies :thumbs:

You will get many many hours of enjoyment from them and your own eggs instead of shop bought ones - Mmmm , the best :claps:

Wyandottes with blade combs can be useful for breeders of other breeds, especially if she is a "spesh" colour.

I have used a lovely Blue Laced Gold (I would have called her a blue laced mahogony) Wyandotte girl with a blade comb in my Brahma breeding pen this season and produced a lovely blue laced gold boy who has some lovely lacing, so she was very useful to me :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:14 pm 
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You haven't got them mixed up and that is the Australorp ? Wyandottes apart from the comb as pointed out should have yellow legs and lighter beaks than the photo . Do you have 2 birds with yellow legs and rose comb ? If so these are the Wyandottes . The Silkie will be obvious with the feather texture and the Pekin with feathers on the legs . Australorp come in bantam and can be blue with dark legs and face and with a single comb .


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:35 pm 
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Hi Martin,

Here is a better picture of her

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Do you think she is not a bantam wyandotte? What do you think she is?

THank you :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:18 pm 
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I think she maybe a wyandotte australorp cross


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:03 pm 
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My PB wyandotte has a blade comb :) She also has a split chest, so not showable in any case (though bred for that purpose).


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