5 week old Silver Laced Wyandotte, what gender? **NEW PICS - post 18**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sbtgal, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. sbtgal

    sbtgal Out Of The Brooder

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    Close as I could get of it's head, it looks more red in person.
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    Here it is standing on the brick (the other two are a barred rock and australorp, don't need gender on them..... yet)
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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
  2. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to guess little boy, just because there seem to be a pretty red comb and a bit of wattles there.
    (This is just a tentative guess as I'm still pretty new at this. )
     
  3. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    boy
     
  4. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too young to tell.
     
  5. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My money's on boy. Huge legs, huge wattles, red comb, and no tailfeathers. Lot of strikes against him.
     
  6. sbtgal

    sbtgal Out Of The Brooder

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    It actually DOES have short tail feathers. I bought it from a nice gentleman that bought eggs and hatched them in an incubator. When I went to pick it out, it was two weeks old, and the guy said that usually males get their tail feathers after females. So I picked the smallest one with a tail. Of course, I guess nothing is fool proof. Another bit of info though, I noticed a teeny tiny little bump on the back of each leg. Like the size of the tip of an ink pen, but right where I'm assuming a spur could eventually be. If it does end up being a cockerel, I'm afraid it will have to go. I don't want to risk my neighbors getting ticked and then having to get rid of my hens too!
     
  7. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a boy! Think the barred is a boy too...
     
  8. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Spur bumps actually are pretty meaningless -- all my girls had 'em. Some of my hens have pretty violent looking spurs now, too.
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's a cockerel.
     
  10. tbrz70

    tbrz70 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to this however, I have 3 silver laced wyandottes that I have had since they were three weeks old and none of my girls had any red around their beaks until they were about 2 months old. That is why I would say cockerel.

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