11-week-old Silver Laced Wyandotte - pullet or roo? Please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marathonchickens, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. marathonchickens

    marathonchickens New Egg

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    My 11-week-old SLW pullet decided that it would be a good morning to try out crowing. I assume this means she is probably a rooster, but I guess I'm still holding on to the hope that she's just a dominant female who decided to test her voice box. It was not a terribly impressive crow, but it WAS a crow.

    Still, I've been reading up on crowing hens so it sounds like this can happen? Anyway, if she's a rooster then she'll have to be dinner since my town prohibits roos. That would be sad since s/he's so beautiful!

    What do you think: male or female? I appreciate your evaluations since this is my first year with chickens.

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  2. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks kinda rooish, if you ask me [​IMG]
     
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo, my slw's are pullets and 17 weeks old and don't have that much or red of a comb yet
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    That's a rooster. Saddle and hackle feathers give it away.
     
  5. Country_Gal@Heart

    [email protected] Out Of The Brooder

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    I am fairly new to chickens, but I am positive that you have a rooster there. My SLW hen is the same age and her comb and wattles are barely developed. Also, with the SLW roos they tend to have an abundance of white on the wings where the hens have more lacing. He is a good-looking bird![​IMG]
     
  6. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty bird, but most definitely a roo.
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Definetly a roo!! Mine are 17 weeks old and their comb & waddle are just begining to develope & get red.

    Missi
     
  8. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy.
     
  9. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Obviously a boy. He's pretty!
     
  10. marathonchickens

    marathonchickens New Egg

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    Aw jeez, thanks everybody, I guess I need to come to terms with the fact that I can't keep him. [​IMG]

    If anyone wants him for their flock, please let me know! I'd even be willing to ship him to a good home.
     

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