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6 Week old Silver Laced Wyandotte, Boy or Girl??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newchickenista, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. newchickenista

    newchickenista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, and happy Easter weekend!

    What you are looking at here is my brooder, filled with 15 six week old chicks, all supposed to be pullets. (as you can see, my very curious full grown egg layers wanted to be in the pictures too!) 3 of these chicks are Silver Laced Wyandottes...my very first Silver Laced Wyandottes! As you can see in the second picture, there are 2 of the SLW's visible: one at the back, center, and one on the far right. 2 of the SLW's look identical (the one at the back, center of the pic and one that is not pictured. These two look identical) the SLW in question is the one in the first picture, the one at the far right in the second picture. This one has significantly more white on its chest and wings, and also its comb and wattles are much larger and redder than the other chicks (as you can see). Also, this SLW seems to have a single comb, where the other two have rose combs, but I wouldn't think this would be an indicator of gender.

    So anyway, the obvious question is, what do you think about the oddball SLW, boy or girl??
     
  2. raisingdaisies

    raisingdaisies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess boy, but, not a Wyandotte with that comb.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel. He has a single comb because he is hatchery quality.
     
  4. drumstick diva

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    agree and doesn't have the nicest lacing either
     
  5. raisingdaisies

    raisingdaisies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting, I had not heard this before. Learn something new every day(or many things [​IMG] )
     
  6. newchickenista

    newchickenista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your input! I'm not worried about the single comb at all.

    I am pretty convinced it's a rooster, which I am pretty excited about!
     
  7. Mcclurag

    Mcclurag New Egg

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    I had originally thought that my Gold Laced Wyandotte was a boy....but now after seeing this post I am thinking I get to keep the little stinker, s/he is 6 weeks old and shown below by herself and with her buddy Agnes. I havent named s/he because I was worried about getting attached to a roo I had to rid myself of eventually. Any ideas of gender on the Wyandotte so s/he can have a name?
    Thank you thank you thank you!

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  8. FreedomFarm13

    FreedomFarm13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, for sure. And yeah, I've heard of the hatchery birds having the single combs before, I think it's actually fairly common in them, unfortunately (I love the rose combs!) He's still studly, tho!!


    It's a little difficult to tell with these pics, but if I had to venture a guess, I'd say pullet. There's not much of a comb to speak of, and it doesn't appear to have reddened at all at this point, so, yeah, I think you're in the clear to give her a name (just my opinion)!!
     
  9. newchickenista

    newchickenista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to take so long to get back to everyone. Thanks everyone for your comments, this chick put an end to the speculation at 9 weeks old, when he started crowing!! So, Rooster, he is!
     

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