Hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ratzy, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not too sure on this one. I hope it's not a roo, because that would mean rehoming it.
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    Also, what type of Wyandotte is it?
     
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is it?

    Oh, and it's a Silver Laced.
     
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  3. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

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    It's ten weeks ( runt ). Two of those photos are older. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It's a Silver Laced Wyandotte, although it has some serious feather growth issues going on. . . I'd say it might be a pullet, but I'm honestly not sure on this one.
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is roo. It has quite a lot of pigment in its comb already for being only ten weeks. It also has pretty big legs and feet. [​IMG]

    It's a bit early to tell for sure though. I could be wrong! [​IMG]
     
  6. Ratzy

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    I don't know why it's like that, the chick it was raised with is completely fine
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    What would cause that?
     
  7. Debbienmousey

    Debbienmousey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking that's probably a boy you've got there, but not for sure on that one. And slow feather growth is something I've noticed a fair bit in Wyandottes. We have a few purebreds and every year we hatch at least one Columbian Wyandotte chick (Normally it winds up being a rooster, but not always) which feathers out REALLY slowly. Eventually the feathers will all come in and they'll look normal. Silver Laced Wyandottes are some of the prettiest in my opinion, you're lucky to have one! (I wish I did, lol)
     
  8. Raven81

    Raven81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Really confused, one minute I'm thinking pullet, next roo. Guess I'm going to have to wait a bit.
     
  10. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a gut feeling, but I think roo...something about the color pattern on the SLW, reminds me of our Roo. But, I agree-wait a little to see for sure.
     

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