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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:40 pm 
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I am new to wyandottes

hatched on the 12/8/15

we are going away next month and it would be awkward if there are issues while the neighbours are looking after the chooks


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:44 pm 
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I'm no expert but would say pullet.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:46 pm 
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pullet


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:56 pm 
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My wife often chooses a favourite when the chicks are only a day or 2 old.

She often chooses roosters.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:17 pm 
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:laughing :laughing Looks like a girl to me too!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:08 pm 
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a) It seems that the girls' feathering develop a lot quicker than the boys.
b) The girls' combs and wattles don't develop as quickly as the boys when they're little so the boys' C&Ws really stand out especially in the red colouring whilst the girls' C&Ws are practically non-existent.
c) The girls have finer legs than the boys.

There are other points, but are only obvious at a younger age and if this is your only Wyandotte, then it would be difficult to compare. Nevertheless, I would say you have a pullet, just judging by the comb and wattle and the fact that there doesn't appear to be any pointed feathers developing along the hackles. Though, admittedly, I'm not sure at what age that starts to show. I do have 2x Silver Laced Wyans and 1x Blue Laced Buff Wyan who are now laying but I didn't get them until around the age of yours, I think. So, I'm just going by what I've learnt thus far.

There is another way that you can tell with most breeds and I'm finding this very helpful with trying to sex Silkies who are practically impossible to sex but, naturally, it's still not 100%. I find that usually the boys when still chicks and older, play what I call the "boys' eyeballing game". They charge at each other, sometimes bobbing their heads up and down. Then, transfix each other with a stare beak to beak completely immobilised until one breaks away leaving the other the winner. The "stare" can last up to a few seconds to a minute, I suppose. It's so funny to watch! They're just playing for position in the pecking order in a friendly manner. I notice that it is very rare that a pullet chick will participate but, on occasion, I have been wrong. Definitely, a strong-willed ace female hen! Lol! So, definitely, not 100% but I'd say about 95% accurate. I find that they usually do it when they are first let out in the morning or sometimes during the day when I spend some time just sitting amongst them and watching their antics.

Looking a the pic again, I agree with the others. You have a pullet. :-)

Enjoy!

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