6 week old Silver Laced Wyandotte - Roo or Hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FlockO5ive, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. FlockO5ive

    FlockO5ive Out Of The Brooder

    43
    1
    34
    Apr 21, 2012
    Tampa, FL
    I thought when it was young that the feather sexing said roo, then I wasn't sure. But it's feathers are not coming in as fast as my other breeds, which look fully feathered at the same age, and it's waddle and comb are very red and pronounced. Any opinions are welcome. I need to find it a new home if it's a roo and I don't want to wait too long.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. DeannaOR

    DeannaOR Chillin' With My Peeps

    968
    32
    148
    Apr 19, 2012
    Colton, Oregon
    Does its wing hand down like that all the time?
     
  3. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,724
    80
    171
    Feb 23, 2012
    The Poconos Pa
    My guess is roo. That's alot of red for being so young.
     
  4. curiositykt

    curiositykt Chillin' With My Peeps

    117
    3
    93
    Apr 4, 2012
    Marlborough MA
    My silver laced wyandotte have red combs and are not roos, so I don't think that's an indication. But that is a weird looking chick in comparison to mine, the feathers are much whiter than all the feathers. Also yours is standing rather high, which is rooish. I'd guess a roo, but I wouldn't do anything drastic yet.
     
  5. FlockO5ive

    FlockO5ive Out Of The Brooder

    43
    1
    34
    Apr 21, 2012
    Tampa, FL
    No the wing doesn't hang down all the time. It was just moving when I took the pic. I've thought it's feathers looked odd myself. It's purebreed though, I saw it's parents who are beautiful.
     
  6. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

    355
    5
    113
    Jun 7, 2011
    Hillman Michigan
    That is a roo all the way.....
     
  7. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

    355
    5
    113
    Jun 7, 2011
    Hillman Michigan
    RE: his feathers...

    I think they just have not fully come in yet. He looks fine to me. I had a SLW roo and 3 hens- he just looks very young- like he has not feathered out yet, but he looks fine.
     
  8. DeannaOR

    DeannaOR Chillin' With My Peeps

    968
    32
    148
    Apr 19, 2012
    Colton, Oregon
    I thought he was just moving..but then the second picture was the same.

    Here is mine ..she is also 6 weeks. I have been worrying that maybe she was a roo...but if I compare to yours I think she is a she. It's interesting the difference in feather pattern. We got ours in a feed store, so probably not the best quality.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  9. kearstin17

    kearstin17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    195
    2
    91
    Apr 28, 2012
    Grand junction
    Mine is only 4 weeks and it has more feathers then yours and I am pretty sure mine is a roo

    [​IMG]


    as for yours my guess would be roo but I hear this breed is very hard to sex untill older so I would wait a little while before finding it a home.
     
  10. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah i think yours is a roo i think, hes gonna be a handsome little fella but deffo roo.
    This is my wyandotte at 13 weeks and her wattles are just coming through...
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by