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My Wyandotte is confusing me! Pullet or cockerel?

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Kiliwa is showing the the typical Silver Pencilled Wyandotte pullet coloration, but with a pink comb and pink wattles....at 4 weeks of age. Could someone please give their opinion on my bantam "girl?" Thanks! :)

~Alex

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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I'd guess its a little cockerel, being that pink that young. But, they can fool you sometimes...
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Is there any chance that it's not a Wyandotte, but a Hamburg instead? Silver Penciled Hamburg roosters have the same color/pattern as the hens. 

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I'd guess its a little cockerel, being that pink that young. But, they can fool you sometimes...

Thank you! Kiliwa nearly has the exact same build and coloration as Lakota, the other SPW pullet, so that's what's throwing me. 

 

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Is there any chance that it's not a Wyandotte, but a Hamburg instead? Silver Penciled Hamburg roosters have the same color/pattern as the hens. 

The breeder we got these bantams from doesn't have Hamburgs, although that would be nice. :) Pretty sure these are Wyandottes, since that's what we ordered. None of the other breeds they have would look quite like this, anyway. Do you happen to know if, like Wheatens, Wyandotte cockerels feather in differently than the pullets? I know SPW roos are mainly black and white, so I'm stumped. 

 

~Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Thank you! Kiliwa nearly has the exact same build and coloration as Lakota, the other SPW pullet, so that's what's throwing me. 

 

The breeder we got these bantams from doesn't have Hamburgs, although that would be nice. :) Pretty sure these are Wyandottes, since that's what we ordered. None of the other breeds they have would look quite like this, anyway. Do you happen to know if, like Wheatens, Wyandotte cockerels feather in differently than the pullets? I know SPW roos are mainly black and white, so I'm stumped. 

 

~Alex

Silver Penciled Wyandotte males get a solid black chest.

Wyandottes can be tricky to sex, though.

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Silver Penciled Wyandotte males get a solid black chest.

Wyandottes can be tricky to sex, though.

I can see that! :rolleyes: Well, I guess time will tell with this one. 

 

~Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Thats lookin like a roo..

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Thats lookin like a roo..


Alright, thank you so much! :) Since the overwhelming verdict is that I have a cockerel on my hands, I'm going to have to wrap my mind around it. He won't be staying, 'cause I've already got so many other cockerels to choose from.

 

~Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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