Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken_newbe, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Chicken_newbe

    Chicken_newbe Chirping

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    IMG_6690.JPG IMG_6691.JPG My two Silver Lace Wyandotte. 5 weeks old. Does the second one look like a roo? The huge tail is making me think so, please tell me I could be wrong lol
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    A bit young yet, a few more weeks.
     
  3. Hazelbunny

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    The second one might be a roo :hmm . The wattles are kinda pinkish and somthing makes me think roo. Post again in a week or two just to make sure.
     
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Saddle feathers don't come in until chicks get their adult feathers at 4-7 months of age.
     
  5. Hazelbunny

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    Oh ya! I realized that just after posting but I got a text and didn't fix It! (I also spelled it wrong by accident )
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Last year's black laced red Wyandotte at about 7-8 weeks, an obvious rooster down in front.
    So you should be able to tell in about a month. Wyandotte are tricky because pullets can get pink combs early. Watch for a more red comb, and the shoulder feathers staying darker instead of clean lacing.
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  7. camochick96

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    My SLW pullet last year had pink comb and wattles like the first chick. But give it a few weeks and you’ll know for sure! ;)
     
  8. camochick96

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    The second one might be a roo something about the tail makes me think that...
     
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  9. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Can you wait a week or two more please?
     
  10. Chicken_newbe

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    Thanks for all the replys. I'll definitely post again in a few weeks. I'm new to chickens so still hard for me to know Roos vs hens
     
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