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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

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  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
    KY
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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