Gold Laced Wyandotte 4 weeks. Rooster???

alibabba

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I don't know much...But this is different than the others...

Hoping an expert can take a look and let me know if this is a rooster.

I have a SLW that I adore. She is fat and fun, and sprints to come see me.


-I wanted to raise a GLW to add to the beautiful moving lawn decoration collection. I ordered 6....to raise and sell the rest as pullets.

This one started looking "different" a week ago. Feathers are a mess, tiny little shoulder feathers, in the picture I see wattles, big yellow legs..

I am excited! Or is it a pullet?





ETA. first pic has a for sure pullet...unless the I am really really really confused
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Michael OShay

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That's an awful large comb for 4 weeks (although it isn't bright red) and very think legs. I'm leaning toward cockerel, but would post its pic again in about 3 weeks.
 

alibabba

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Thanks guys! It just looks so completely different than the others. These are hatchery.

If it came from a different bin or something, so different parents could that make such a visual difference in development? It will be easy to keep an eye on it over the next few weeks, it's so different.
 

ragnarok100

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My GLW on the left gave me cause to wonder due to the large red comb. I didn't think she was going to be a "he" but that comb really threw me at first. I guess lesser quality hatchery stock can throw single combs vice rose combs every now and then. She turned out beautiful anyway but for awhile I thought I had a rooster.
 

alibabba

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It's still looking different. Way better colors on the feathers it does have. Tail is still not so much, going on 6 weeks.

The behavior is different too.

1. Last in the coop every night.

2. First to come peck my bending over bottom...and investigate what I am doing. I can see why people go all gaga over their ""sweet friendly" roosters and then develop a problem.

With all of them..."I am a tree"....except that I will push you off, and not engage further. I'm not going to start bad habits, just in case I keep him or for the family who might want a pair.

Still could turn out to be a pullet, but I seriously doubt it. At least he's nice looking...I think.

Thanks for all of the input! Much appreciated.
 

alibabba

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Hmmm, these are hatchery.... I did ask for 5 of everything else...but I asked for 6 GLW. Maybe they laughed and grabbed from the rooster bin.

It bugs me about what happened to his brothers though. Sigh, different thread....
 

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