Golden Laced Wyandotte Gender 14 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Crumbling Beauty, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Crumbling Beauty

    Crumbling Beauty In the Brooder

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    This is my first post in this forum, so thanks in advance for your help [​IMG]!

    I am almost certain that my GLW (Etta) is a he, rather than the she we expected. S/he is about 14 weeks old, and has not started crowing, but often tries to mount my sweet bantam cochin (1 yr.). Her feathers are looking male to me (I think I see saddle feathers and her head feathers are taking longer to fully fill in than the other chicken's). S/he also puffs out her neck feathers and runs around in what strikes me as a roosterly way. Any of your thoughts on gender are apprecitaed.

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    The third photo is super blurry, but it illustrates her behavior, I think.

    Regina
     

  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    That looks like a roo... [​IMG]
     
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  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Roo
     
  4. Hollywood Chickens

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    looks like a hen.
     
  5. Abbeygremlin

    Abbeygremlin In the Brooder

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    Agreed. T
    Looks like a roo.[​IMG]
     

  6. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Songster

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    The behavior looks like a roo, but I have pullets that have that coloration too and they are real girls. Any more photos?
     
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  7. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    I believe I see saddle and hackle feathers. Roo.
     
  8. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    I have a GLW female, about a week or two younger, has much smaller wattles and comb... I was hoping for a boy.. wanna trade? [​IMG]

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  9. Crumbling Beauty

    Crumbling Beauty In the Brooder

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    Thanks, all.

    @Peaky: I'd love it if she turned out to be a hen.

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    S/he doesn't sit still much, unless s/he's perching, so it's hard to get good full body photos. Maybe this one will help some, as it shows the feathers from the back. S/he is stronger than the other hens, and isn't much for being cuddled (though s/he does like to perch on shoulders).

    Regina
     

  10. Crumbling Beauty

    Crumbling Beauty In the Brooder

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    @WhiteMountainsRanch: If we lived closer, I'd do it in a heartbeat [​IMG]. Etta is a sweet bird (she grew up at our bedside), but we aren't allowed roosters in the city limits, and s/he's a little rough with one of my other girls.
     

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