5 week old Silver Laced Wyandotte gender question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MemphisChickens, May 22, 2011.

  1. MemphisChickens

    MemphisChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I sadly re homed my black jersey giant roo and so I went and got 2 five week old chicks on friday to coop up with my 9 week old buff orpington so she wouldn't be lonely. 1 is a buff orpington and 1 is a silver laced wyandotte. My son just picked up the first one he could get out of the bin and we are hoping she is not a he. This is my forst experience with chickens and I am exhausted and sad from having to deal with all the roos we have gotten and had to find homes for. We still have 1 possible roo who is 11 weeks today and he is the sweetest chicken... so far. We can't have 2 roosters so if this little one is a roo he will have to go back to the feed store asap. They guaranteed her to be a hen and said they would take her back if she turned out to be roo. Any guesses on gender so far?
    Also her coloring is very dark and I am wondering if this is normal for a SLW and if anyone has any pictures of their SLW looking like this as a chick and what they look like now. I tried to find a SLW thread on the "Breed" Index to see if there was a group posting pictures and discussing the breed, but no such luck [​IMG]

    Thanks!!

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  2. its a tad early, but my guess would be roo
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does have the 'correct' kind of comb and my guess would be a pullet (girl) at this point. I'm sorry that you've not had much luck with your first experience. [​IMG]

    I hope I am right! Wait a few weeks and post pictures again.. might have a better idea then.
     
  4. MemphisChickens

    MemphisChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    nooooooooooo ughhhhhhhhh So ... do you think in another 2 weeks I will be able to tell for sure. I just can't get attached again and re home "him" or take him back to the feed store, it's just heart breaking and I can't have 2 roosters. WHY does this keep happening???

    I just can't seem to come home without a rooster and it's so frustrating.

    I hope she is not a roo [​IMG]
     
  5. MemphisChickens

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    OK I will give it a couple of weeks. I'm crossing my fingers. Thanks!!
     
  6. Quote:my GLW's comb wasn't even read when she was 5 weeks old, but i think you should wait until they're 8 weeks just to be sure
     
  7. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd vote Pullet for now, both of my girls had combs that size at 3weeks but they really never much larger, at about 8-10 weeks you'll have a better idea, but for now, I'm seeing nothing that says roo.

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    Looks very similar to yours right now, and at 11 weeks you can see the combs are about the same, so don't give up yet!

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  8. MemphisChickens

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    Great! Thank you!! That gives me hope [​IMG] Thanks for the pictures also.
     

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