Help me sex my bird! Want to avoid getting in trouble with city.


In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 9, 2011
Hi, there! I have a silver laced Wyandotte that I believe is about 5-6 months old (ballpark). I'd like to enlist someone out there with a trained eye as to whether or not this may be a rooster. I've already had to get rid of one bird due to cock-a-doodling, and if this one is a rooster as well I'd like to get rid of it before it begins to be a problem/nuissance. I live in a city (Rochester, NY) and therefore am not allowed to keep roosters due to the noise ordinance. It's hard to see in these pictures, but (s)he has the tiny little beginnings of leg spurs which is what got me to wondering in the first place. I know that hens can have small spurs as well, I just want to show the pics and get some opinions! Thanks for any help!

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8 Years
May 17, 2011
Just FYI from what Ive learned from this forum... it seems that the feathers near the tail are called Saddle feathers (Someone correct me if Im wrong) and if they are long, whispy and pointed then your looking at a Roo... Heres your picture, highlighting what Im talking about

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