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 Post subject: girl or boy please
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:34 pm 
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Gallant Game
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i have a buyer who really wants this 10 week bantam wyandotte asap if it is a girl. What do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: girl or boy please
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:54 pm 
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It's a girl !


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 Post subject: Re: girl or boy please
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:55 pm 
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thanks :-) can you please tell me what you base that on?


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 Post subject: Re: girl or boy please
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:03 pm 
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Shape, head, and colour of comb/wattles


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 Post subject: Re: girl or boy please
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:06 pm 
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thanks, i hope you don't mind me asking, would a rooster be showing his thin back feathers by now, that he has very differently to the girls?


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 Post subject: Re: girl or boy please
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:02 pm 
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Hi Graysie
I am like other member's
"Girl" and what a "SpunkBubble" she is, if she is this pretty now imagine what she will be like once she matures.
No wonder the person concerned wants her... WOW :thumbs:
A roo' of that age would be showing some sickle feathers by now.
I would not be able to help myself I would have to say "She is a keeper' :yess
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 Post subject: Re: girl or boy please
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:11 pm 
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Yes agree with Wallanpoultry girl, she's a little beauty too..

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 Post subject: Re: girl or boy please
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:04 pm 
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Decision it's a girl is based on:

* small, pale comb and wattles. A male would be showing a very red comb and larger wattles.
* no pointy feathers at the base of the neck.
* distinctly round, not pointed, lacing and feathers at the base of the tail.
* quite neat and "continuing" feathering from back up to tail. At this age, boys often get a bit messy in the tail region, often with a sharp delineation between back and tail.
* a flat-backed stance. Boys can often start standing quite "upright" at this age, with a back sloping down from neck to tail.
* the lacing itself. Male lacing is sort of chunkier ... it's hard to explain as I haven't had silver-laced 'dottes for a few years now, but the intermediary feathers in a male often seemed to have very heavy lacing, with just a thin strip of white in the middle, while the girls tended to start having more "adult" lacing, such as seen above.

It's the combination of factors that add up to "boy" or "girl", not just one single factor.

Hope that helps :)


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 Post subject: Re: girl or boy please
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:42 am 
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that is EXTREMELY appreciated.I have been trawling through the wyandottes in the index and feeling none the wiser. Thankyou very much :)


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