Golden Laced Wyandotte Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MCoffee, May 16, 2019 at 1:32 PM.

  1. MCoffee

    MCoffee Hatching

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    Hello! I am new to the Wyandotte’s. I pitched 4 chicks, I thought I was getting 2 silver and 2 golden. Turns out I got 3 silvers and 1 golden. The Golden Laced I am worried might be a roo. The first picture he/she is in the back. It has very beautiful coloring. Taller and a little slimmer than the silvers. The comb is quite larger than the others, and is a bit red. He/she is by far the sweetest and friendliest. They are 6 weeks in a few days.
     

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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Better pictures would be appreciated, but he does look like a cockerel
     
  3. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crowing

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    Can you try to get pictures in natural light? If they'll let you lol
     
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  4. Trux

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    One thing I can say about Wy cockerels is they are rowdy. Raised 3 clutches so far, had cockerels in 2. Those were the noisy ones...waking me up at 2 am because they were fighting and carrying on.
     
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  5. MCoffee

    MCoffee Hatching

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    I will try to get some better pictures tonight! The girls (as far as I can tell they are lol) are super rowdy. But this guy just seems to be the sweetest, friendliest out of them all. Which makes me “hope” I don’t have a roo!
    It’s tail feathers were a little late to come in compared to the other three.
     
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  6. MCoffee

    MCoffee Hatching

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    Here are some better pictures. The silvers are also starting to get bigger, red combs. It’s lacing is very distinct throughout. Which I’ve been told that male Wyandotte’s only have lacing on their chest, but not throughout.
     

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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Gold laced is definitely a boy, the silver's look pullet.
     
  8. chrissynemetz

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    I have to agree, I really believe the gold laced is a cockerel
     
  9. ColtHandorf

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    Agreed; three Silver-laced pullets and one very male Golden-laced cockerel.
     
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  10. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Oh yea... definitely a cockerel.
     
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