Is it a Silver Laced Wyandotte Pullet or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Candy Floss & Popcorn, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Candy Floss & Popcorn

    Candy Floss & Popcorn Out Of The Brooder

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    I am only new so I would love some professional opinions as to whether this 6 week old chick is a boy or girl. I would really like it to be a pullet because I lovingly raised 3 orpingtons last years only to have them turn out roosters!!! Please tell me it's a girl![​IMG] Thank you! Melanie
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  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Legs are pretty thick but I think you have a pullet.
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i agree, because the comb color....
     
  4. reggiejr

    reggiejr Out Of The Brooder

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    pullet
     
  5. Candy Floss & Popcorn

    Candy Floss & Popcorn Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! [​IMG] Thank you so much! So apart from the comb, are there any other distinguishing pullet features on 'her' that helps you decide?
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No comb development or color to speak of which would indicat pullet, but the legs seem to be very thick and the tail isn't there at all. My slw pullets were also much darker then the boys at that age and yours has a lot of white--mine are feedstore hatchery chicks and that could just be something from the hatchery where mine came from and not an actuall "breed" thing, but all in all I have to disagree with the others and say I think you have a little roo. [​IMG]

    Please update in a couple of weeks with new pictures so we can find out what s/he is for sure.
     
  7. Candy Floss & Popcorn

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    Oh No![​IMG] ... (Sob sob)
    I must admit, I have read another thread about the wyandotte roos just having a bit of fluff for a tail at this age. And this one has just that. I really badly want it to be a pullet..... Any chance the colour difference can be excused cos the bird is in Kiwi Land???!!! [​IMG] It's with some leghorns and shavers of a similar age and is much much smaller than them and really laid back. Always the last to leave the coop to play in the garden, the baby so to speak.
     
  8. Raven81

    Raven81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think its a pullet as i have 2 8week olds & im pretty sure i have 1 of each. not much diff in colors between them but he has a big fluffy tail that sticks straight up & hers is only half the size.
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Roo [​IMG]
     
  10. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    here is my jewel, she was a rescue, at this point couldn't walk, not even sure how old she was here

    but i think the comb will help

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    she was leaning on the couch, she couldn't stand yet- but her legs are pretty thick
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