14 Week Old SLW Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JFreeman, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silver Laced Wyandotte is supposed to be a hen. I ordered her for my mom from McMurray Hatchery, and I think she is a cockerel. However! I wanted to make sure by asking some egg-spert (haha) opinions.

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    Also, I have come up on a fact of my own flock and wanted to know if this holds true to all chickens. Every one of my cockerels around the age of 10 weeks start getting a greenish sheen on their saddle and tail feathers. If there is black, hold it in indirect sunlight, and I see the green tinting over the black. It's very pretty! Anyway, do ALL cockerels get that, or is it just certain breeds?

    KK, Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. lazypifarm

    lazypifarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My vote is definitely a cockerel, with those pointed saddle feathers!
     
  3. JimArcher

    JimArcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me.How old is it? If it has very pointed feathers on the saddle and there is a greenish tinge to the black, then I think it might be a rooster. I vote hen (pullet). It just looks like a female head etc..
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't see pointy tipped feathers.

    It does not show the mostly white feathers on wings, back and saddles of a silver lace roo.

    This is a pullet.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think its a pullet. The coloring is typical of a female Silver-Laced Wyandotte, the comb/wattles aren't that developed, and I don't see any obviously pointed saddle and hackle feathers.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullet. At 14 weeks the males are starting to color out differently, with the male pattern for lacing.
     
  7. CedarAcres

    CedarAcres Sunny Side Up

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  8. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet. the pattern is usually different with the roos.
     
  9. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% pullet. If it was a cockerel, it would have more wattle/comb. And, yes-sometimesboys do get more of the green shine to the tail feathers, but it just depends on the bird.
     
  10. lazypifarm

    lazypifarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been outvoted. Pullet it is! Congrats! :D
     

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