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Gold Laced Wyandotte Pullet or Roo? 4.5 mo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by allhisblessings, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. allhisblessings

    allhisblessings Chirping

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    Can anyone tell me if Winnie is a she or a he? Winnie is 4 months and 22 days old. No roo behaviors yet but I just can't tell!
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    At 20+ weeks old that looks like a girl getting ready to lay.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    Hen.

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  4. karhernandez33

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    I will also say hen.
     
  5. allhisblessings

    allhisblessings Chirping

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    Three hen votes? That would be great news. I've been thinking Winnie was a he all this time and here's why: I bought Winnie and Dottie at about 2 weeks old. They always seemed to be developing at different rates. One had feathers, one didn't. One had a tail, one didn't. Winnie started getting wattle development early and a red rose comb. Winnie is also much darker than Dottie. I became very suspicious that all these clues meant Winnie was a roo. But I keep waiting for something roo-ish to happen and it doesn't. Saddle feathers? None that I can see.
     
  6. allhisblessings

    allhisblessings Chirping

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    Here's a photo of Winnie at 11 weeks if that helps :)
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  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    pullet
     

  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Female. Some girls just develop faster.
     
  9. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chirping

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    My gold laced wyandottes matured super fast this year, I thought oh no I have a brood of cockerels. LOL [​IMG] But thankfully they all turned out to be hens.[​IMG]
     
  10. allhisblessings

    allhisblessings Chirping

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    That is really great to hear. I thought for sure that since the two were developing at different rates then one must be male. Especially when she got red wattles so early. This is the first time I have raised Wyandottes!
     

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