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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:27 pm 
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From when he was one week old I thought little patrick was a boy as I thought he was a light sussex and was feathering extreeeemely slow. But I've since been told he is a white sport wyandotte and so now I'm wondering if he is in fact a Patricia? I've never found him to act particularly rooish, he's definitely not boss, he does seem to perch higher than the other chicks sometimes, as if he is watching over them, but maybe he just likes to be high up?

Anyway, here are some pics, curious to see what people think:

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-he is getting a little red in the face, but so are all my chicks, and I'm pretty confident my welsummers are girls at least. And not as much comb as I've seen on other wyandotte roos on the internet

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-although are these pointy roo wing feathers?

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-he/she was having a nice dirt bath. Just another pic of a nice pointy feather

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-and are they his little tail feathers starting to curve down like a roo?

Any thoughts/guesses would be appreciated! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:30 pm 
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She is a pullet i think :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Yeah looks like a girl to me too....

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:43 pm 
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It's always nice when the boys 'become' girls. Lovely surprise.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:52 am 
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i think she is a she. the pointy feathers or round feathers for boys or girls refer to hte feathers the hackle (neck) and saddle (back) not the wings :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:04 am 
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Patricia :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:35 am 
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Looks like a pullet to me.

You will know for sure in a few weeks time, we have had a few over the years that mature slower then the rest and they quite often turn out to be pullets.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:07 am 
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Thanks for the replies everyone! That is definitely a lovely surprise that Patrick is most likely a pullet! So strange though, cause I've been thinking of him as a boy for so long now! :P


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