Is there a rooster in the hen house?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peep256, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. peep256

    peep256 New Egg

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    We have 2 - 17 week silver laced wyandotte chickens. Are they the same gender - or do we have a rooster in the hen house? Thanks for your help!


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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] The bird in the front is a pullet. The bird in the back may be an early maturing pullet - the hackle feathers do not appear to be pointed. A profile shot of that bird giving a better view on the hackle, saddle, and tail feathers might help to provide a better guess as to gender.
     
  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 I agree either a fast maturing pullet or a cockerel. I am leaning toward cockerel but I would also like to a profile pic
     
  4. peep256

    peep256 New Egg

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    Thanks for the quick replies! Here is a side shot of the chicken with the bigger waddle. Let me know your thoughts.


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  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet. SLW can be sexed by color. If it were a cockerel, he would have white shoulders by now, and the beginning of white saddle feathers in front of the tail.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree with WoS, that's a pullet. She'll be your first layer, probably not more than 2-3 weeks now.
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    X2, now seeing full body pic, i am sure that is a pullet
     
  8. MCast2013

    MCast2013 New Egg

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    Excellent. Thanks for the clarification -and education! We were having a hard time coming up with a new name for "Miss Nancy".
     

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