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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:44 pm 
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These are my first lot of chicks i have hatched. A few from my S/L wyandotte rooster and G/L hen. Was only able to hatch a few due to egg numbers. I would be very happy with any help in sexing these.

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Chick 2
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Chick 3
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Chick 4
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Chick 5
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Thank you for any help. :thanks:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:42 pm 
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Chick 4 is definately a male the others without better photos is difficult But I believe just roughly there are at least 2 pullets and maybe 3, 1 AND 2 MOST likely pullets 5 mostly likely male and the 3rd is difficult to say .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:22 pm 
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I am going to guess that chick 2 is a pullet the rest roosters but not very confident only going by what I've learn't here on the forum
might need a couple more weeks to tell for sure.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:07 am 
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I agree with what Martin Said.

4 and 5 are boys.

You need to take phtotos of them standing next to each other. You are trying to compare 3 things;

Wattle can comb size (Females should be non existant, males starting to get wattles)
Wattle and Comb Colour (Males dark pink, females light pink at most)
Feathering (Males are generally slow to feather on the back)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:29 am 
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1, 2 and 3 look like pullets, 4 cockerel, 5 looks like probably a cockerel.
Based on watttle/comb development but also feathering on the back at base of the neck is more black on cockerels.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:44 pm 
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I agree with the others, first 3 are pullets and the bottom two are cockerals.
My opinion is based off feathering, lacing down the neck is how we sex ours along with comb and wattle development.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:06 pm 
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Morwennnamini,

Are you able to confirm 3 pullets and 2 cockerels as the outcome so that I can finalise the Index entry please. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:20 pm 
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correct 3 pullets, 2 cockerels. will post some pics when i get a chance of them now.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:44 pm 
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The three girls as they are today.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Nice yellow legs . I hope you don't mind me saying this since I am not sure if you intend showing .
One bird has nice fine lacing , one is not too bad and the third heavy thick lacing ( the darker bird ) Also and I know they have some growing to do yet but at this stage backs are a tad long . If you wanted to show my pick would be the middle bird at he back in the last photo .


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:45 pm 
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Thank you martin, this is my first attempt at incubation. I do have a couple more younger ones from this breeding also and some new hatched chicks as well. i have never really thought of showing them to be honest, just love the look of them. It has been a slow process as i only have two hens and the rooster. I guess the plan is to breed up some pullets, keep the best then purchase a good quality rooster to go over them.

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Chris,

Thanks for confirmation and updated pics. :)


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