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        09-03-2013, 04:38 PM
    Thought I'd share some more pictures of my mystery girl/boy- we've taken to calling her/him "roo" or "ro-ro" for short I honestly hope it's not a rooster, as this is the least brave of my babies- when I'm cleaning the run in the morning, this girl/guy always seems to get separated from the rest of the flock and come running home in a big kerfuffle and hide out with me while I'm raking- definitely not going to be the flock protector if it does end up being a rooster.

    None of the babies have started laying yet (come ON already little girls!!), so the verdict's still out. They have to be somewhere between 22 and 24 weeks at this point. I'm sort of thinking girl though, seems like maybe the tail is filling in some.

    From the front:

    With another for comparison (s/he is on the RIGHT):


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        09-05-2013, 10:26 AM
    Still a pullet. Wyandotte roosters have such a different feather pattern and by 20 weeks you would be seeing definite differences. The tail feathers would be black by now. The combs would also be a dead giveaway by now too. GLW hens are going to outweigh your BR by a good 2# so don't let her size get in the way.

    Wyandottes are going to be slower to start laying being a DP breed. My one GLW from this year started at 25 weeks. She had a nice read comb and waddle for about 2 weeks prior. Yours don't appear to have much color yet.

    First time I saw a GLW, I was hooked.
        09-05-2013, 10:48 AM
    Yep, the dual purpose birds take longer to mature.

    I have Cochin and Buff Orp pullets and none of them are anywhere close to laying yet, although they're maturing nicely and are going to be quite lovely hens.

    If your Wyandotte hasn't started crowing by 20 weeks, it's a girl. Plus, young roos are very leggy and taller than hens of the same age.
        09-05-2013, 01:06 PM
    Green Broke
    What a pretty bird :O Your chickens clearly know how to keep up on the fall fashions :>
        09-05-2013, 02:58 PM
    Thanks all- good news! I do love the look of the GLWs. So far, I find them a little skittish, but easily convinced when they see the others do something.
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        09-05-2013, 04:17 PM
    Green Broke
    Good looking bird, egrogan. It does look 'girly' to me in those pics.
        09-05-2013, 04:46 PM
    Where do you order baby chicks from?
        09-05-2013, 04:47 PM
    You can Google hatcheries and get a list.
        09-05-2013, 05:01 PM
    My local tack shop sells them in the spring, starting around March and running a couple of months with different breeds coming in on different weeks
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        09-05-2013, 05:21 PM
    Check out Gabbard Farms. They have absolutely the best at the best price and they are a small family farm!
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