GLW hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wyldbill, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. wyldbill

    wyldbill Out Of The Brooder

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    This Golden Laced Wyandotte is 20 weeks old. When I bought Goldie

    9 weeks ago, I was told she was a GLW "pullet". I would like to think that she is in fact a hen. Thoughts?

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    Thank you!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm sorry, that's a rooster.
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure on this one. At 20 weeks, a GLW would have a different color pattern entirely than a female, wouldn't he? I thought they had solid colored necks and shoulders, in the same way a SLW does. But that's a LOT of comb for a female, even a laying hen. The bird is confusing me...
     
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  4. johari

    johari Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a glw hen.

    The comb and wattles on your guy look way different than mine...
     
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  5. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a rooster, definitely. You won't see the shiny feathers and sickles that this bird has in a hen.
     
  6. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but it looks like a roo! [​IMG]
     
  7. donrae

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    Should have said, it's a rooster but I think the age is off. I agree, at 20 weeks you'd expect more sex feathers, the bird looks more the gawky teen phase. If just does not look at all feminine.
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

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    The head and feet scream ROOSTER on this one, but the body coloring is that of a hen. Honestly, I think that if the bird is really 20 weeks old you should probably just wait for egg or crow. Although a rooster would be crowing by now, so have you heard crowing?
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I think the age is just wrong. I'm guessing 14-16 weeks, and boy.
     
  10. wyldbill

    wyldbill Out Of The Brooder

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    He's definitely 20 weeks. He was hatched Apr 6 from a McMurray Hatchery bonus egg. Sold to me by the person who hatched him/her as a "pullet".

    I did hear some strange sounds from Goldie yesterday, so maybe that was attempts at crowing.

    At least I believe one of my 6 young ones (a BLRW) is a girl. I have one BLRW that looks much like a roo. And 3 buff orpingtons of which at least two are growing combs and wattles much faster than the 3rd. I'll probably give away all the roos and buy hens already laying (so I'll know!).

    Thanks all!
     

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