Cockerel or Pullet? SLW chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by edenrice, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. edenrice

    edenrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to backyard chickens, and thought this would be a great place to ask for helpful information. I was just wondering if my 10 week old SLW pullet is actually a young rooster. I bought a few different breeds from mypetchicken.com understanding that there would be a chance of some roos in the bunch. I just wanted conformation, thank you!

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lovely pullet!

    ~Alex
     
  3. edenrice

    edenrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I'd be guessing that was a cockrel.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'd say that red at that age....cockerel.
     
  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    On the laced varieties, the boys get solid color blocks on their wings and the girls get nice lacing.

    That is looking like a pullet to me. [​IMG]

    Funny, with the mixed bag of reviews you got, any better of a clue than when you posted ?! [​IMG]

    ETA: In my flock the redness comes and goes. Do you have any other Wyandottes to compare waddle size with?
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    LOL truths!

    That redness coming and going can drive you nuts...I see it more older tho, nearer to POL.

    @edenrice got any pics of all your SWL's at about 5-6 weeks?
     
  8. edenrice

    edenrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm.. My only other SLW has much more symmetrical laced patterns (no blocky white areas). And no @aart ): sorry bout that, no younger pictures! Here's a comparison to the other SLW if that gives you all any help deciding :)

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    (The chick NOT in question of being a cockerel is on the right, giving us a wonderful photobomb [​IMG])

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  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    If the chick in question is the bottom pic, that is a pullet.... that is nice lacing.

    Notice the difference in this link? http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/is-my-chicken-a-rooster/
     
  10. edenrice

    edenrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for any confusion, but the last two pictures I added were both the chick not in question of being a rooster. I'm almost certain that one's a pullet - I just uploaded pictures of her for a comparison.
     

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