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6 Week old Silver Laced Wyandotte, Boy or Girl??

post #1 of 9
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Hello all, and happy Easter weekend!

 

What you are looking at here is my brooder, filled with 15 six week old chicks, all supposed to be pullets. (as you can see, my very curious full grown egg layers wanted to be in the pictures too!) 3 of these chicks are Silver Laced Wyandottes...my very first Silver Laced Wyandottes! As you can see in the second picture, there are 2 of the SLW's visible: one at the back, center, and one on the far right. 2 of the SLW's look identical (the one at the back, center of the pic and one that is not pictured. These two look identical) the SLW in question is the one in the first picture, the one at the far right in the second picture. This one has significantly more white on its chest and wings, and also its comb and wattles are much larger and redder than the other chicks (as you can see). Also, this SLW seems to have a single comb, where the other two have rose combs, but I wouldn't think this would be an indicator of gender.

 

So anyway, the obvious question is, what do you think about the oddball SLW, boy or girl??

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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post #2 of 9

I'd guess boy, but, not a Wyandotte with that comb.  


Edited by raisingdaisies - 3/26/16 at 8:52am
post #3 of 9

Cockerel. He has a single comb because he is hatchery quality.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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And one man in his time plays many parts."

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #4 of 9

agree and doesn't have the nicest lacing either

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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by BantamLover21 View Post
 

Cockerel. He has a single comb because he is hatchery quality.

Interesting, I had not heard this before.  Learn something new every day(or many things :P )

post #6 of 9
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Thank you all for your input! I'm not worried about the single comb at all.

 

I am pretty convinced it's a rooster, which I am pretty excited about! 

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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post #7 of 9

I had originally thought that my Gold Laced Wyandotte was a boy....but now after seeing this post I am thinking I get to keep the little stinker, s/he is 6 weeks old and shown below by herself and with her buddy Agnes. I havent named s/he because I was worried about getting attached to a roo I had to rid myself of eventually. Any ideas of gender on the Wyandotte so s/he can have a name? 

Thank you thank you thank you!

 

 

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Originally Posted by newchickenista View Post
 

 

So anyway, the obvious question is, what do you think about the oddball SLW, boy or girl??

 

Cockerel, for sure. And yeah, I've heard of the hatchery birds having the single combs before, I think it's actually fairly common in them, unfortunately (I love the rose combs!) He's still studly, tho!!

 

 

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It's a little difficult to tell with these pics, but if I had to venture a guess, I'd say pullet. There's not much of a comb to speak of, and it doesn't appear to have reddened at all at this point, so, yeah, I think you're in the clear to give her a name (just my opinion)!!

~*~ Lindsey ~*~

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~*~ Lindsey ~*~

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post #9 of 9
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Sorry to take so long to get back to everyone. Thanks everyone for your comments, this chick put an end to the speculation at 9 weeks old, when he started crowing!! So, Rooster, he is!

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

--John 10:10
 

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