14 Week Old SLW Gender?

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

  1. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    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 In the Brooder

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

    JimArcher Songster

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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 Crowing

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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 Crowing

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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

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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 Chirping

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

    PeakyBeaky Songster

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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 In the Brooder

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

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