Lakenvelder question- edited to add pictures

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fzouk, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. fzouk

    fzouk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I posted this in the raising baby chicks section but maybe it's better here...

    I noticed today on my Lakenvelder chick (2 weeks old) definite bumps on his/her head where a comb is starting to grow. I read that on Silver Spangled Hamburgs that's a definite clue at this age that it's a rooster because the pullets' combs don't grow until way later. I'm wondering if it's the same for Lakenvelders because I know that doesn't work for gender identification for all chicken breeds. I'm hoping SHE is a pullet but since this chick was my surprise from McMurray I'm guessing that chances are it's a little man. Anyone have experience with Lakenvelders who could tell me if it means anything or not at 2 weeks old? I'm so curious!

    OK here are a couple of pictures...

    A whole body shot at 2 weeks old. Am I correct that this is a Lakenvelder first of all?
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    Now a closeup of the tiny little comb. There's a wyandotte sort of blocking the view but you can see the critical part in question. I hope it's clear enough!
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    Thanks!
    Frances
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  2. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it can, a picture would help
    I comb sex my chicks at 3 to 6 weeks.
     
  3. fzouk

    fzouk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okiehen- thanks! Tomorrow (they're all sound asleep at the moment) I'll see if I can get a good close up picture so you can see the tiny ridge that's starting to form. Also I'd love if if you can tell me for sure that that's what he is. I'm about 95% sure and wouldn't mind a little confirmation! [​IMG]
     
  4. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    That is good to know - I have a trio and have eggs in the bator - I will have to remember this - Thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
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    That's a Lakenvelder, its still to young to tell if its a pullet or roo.
    The roos will get a good sized comb early, give it till 4 weeks of age. We should know more then.
     
  6. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. fzouk

    fzouk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful Lakenvelder chicken! I'm so glad to know that that's what my surprise chick is!! They are gorgeous! I guess I can be a little more patient in finding out if he's a he or a she. Well I guess I don't have much choice but to wait anyway! [​IMG] What are yours like in temperament? That's not a chicken I ever hear too much about.
     
  8. fzouk

    fzouk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to say- thanks for responding!!
     
  9. MilkMaid

    MilkMaid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 golden lakenvelder pullets that are 2 weeks old right now, and they all have little grayish combs sticking up, so I think it is too early to tell the sex from the combs at this age.
     

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