Golden Laced Wyandotte - ID help - THANKS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lrgarden, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. lrgarden

    lrgarden Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2009
  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Yes thats a cockerel. It all depends on the chicken as to when they crow or not.
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    Yeah... it's a boy. Some crow really early, some don't crow till 6+ months... it just depends.
  4. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    sorry, yeah I'd say that's a cockerel. Compare his beautiful feathers near his tail with your pullets... [​IMG] Send him here, I'm going to start a bachelor's pad. [​IMG]
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    100% cockerel. He'll be pretty. Too bad you can't keep him. [​IMG] And it depends on the bird sometimes for the crowing. I've had some crowing at 4 weeks, others left me hanging.... until they were a lot older.
  6. Peep lePleaser

    Peep lePleaser Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 16, 2011
    Definitely a cockerel. Longer feathers around his tail and neck. As someone else said here, compare them with your hens....most definitely male.
  7. lrgarden

    lrgarden Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2009
    Thank you everyone. I was wondering why he was so late in feathering out his back. For several weeks he had almost no feathers on his back, between his wings. Then last week when I
    moved them out to the coop from the temporary run in the garage I noticed the beautiful shiny colors especially the saddle. Now I am wondering about the sexing on the rest of the birds, one dozen in total.
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:He is a boy. My pullet is nearing POL and doesn't have wattles that large yet [​IMG]
  9. NYChicks345

    NYChicks345 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 25, 2011
    Danube, NY
    I have GL and SL Wayandottes.... That is def. a cockerel... Very nice looking... Too bad u can't keep him.
  10. MassivelyScrambled

    MassivelyScrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2011
    Northern California
    I'll confirm what's already been said here, we have GLWs and SLWs and the bird you picture is for sure a young Roo.

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