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14-15 WK Old Silver Laced Wyandotte

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PreChickenLady, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. PreChickenLady

    PreChickenLady Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my 14-15 week old Silver Laced Wyandotte, Nuggets. I am wondering if Nuggets is really a she or rather a he. I also have a Golden Laced Wyandotte, Lacy, and she looks much different from Nuggets. Nuggets has a much more pronounced wattle and comb.
    I did order this chick along with 5 others from an online company and as per usual they have a 90ish% guarantee as to the sex. Can someone tell me if they think this is a hen?
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    Here is a comparison of Lacy. This picture was taken a few weeks ago, but you can see Nuggets in the background to compare.

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but Nuggets is 100% a male.
     
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  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I can not tell you I think it is a hen.
     
  4. PreChickenLady

    PreChickenLady Out Of The Brooder

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    I was afraid of that....I guess I will have to find a new home for Nuggets since I don't have the room to have my chickens breeding.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. :eek:(
     
  6. PreChickenLady

    PreChickenLady Out Of The Brooder

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    So a beginner question. Would there be any benefit in keeping a rooster? I really don't have the room for my chickens to breed since I live in the suburbs (in all honesty I probably am not supposed to have chickens in general and it's a good thing they are quiet so they don't bother my neighbors) so is there any purpose in keeping a rooster?
     
  7. Farmgirl0422

    Farmgirl0422 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockerel
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    In your situation, there's not benefit to keeping him. He's going to start crowing any time and probably annoy you and the neighbors. You have an enclosed run, so he's not needed for predator protection. You've said you're not looking to hatch eggs and expand your flock, so he's not needed there. IMO he's just going to be a freeloader who eats a ton of food and is basically worthless to you. I'd start trying to get rid of him.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 -- especially given you are not even sure you are legally allowed to have birds at all, as his crowing will definitely attract attention. For areas where backyard bird are allowed keeping "crowing birds" (aka roosters) is generally prohibited.
     

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