My Wyndotte hen looks like a hen, but........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by R3ranch, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. R3ranch

    R3ranch In the Brooder

    May 2, 2010
    she crowed this morning! Can someone tell me if this 12 week old silver laced wyndotte is a roo or a hen trying to be a roo [​IMG]

  2. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    It looks like a roo, he has the curly shiny tail feathers.
  3. PureFluff

    PureFluff In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2010
    Otis, ORE
    The coloring looks like a hen but the tail looks quite a bit boyish from what I can tell.

    I would have said he was a roo, myself.
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Quote:X2 - Looks like my roos....
  5. gerrianne

    gerrianne Hatching

    Jul 4, 2010
    I have a Wyndotte hen and she does not look like that. She is not as lanky as yours.
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    He is a cockerel who will soon look like a grand rooster. His little boy, teen ager looks will become more masculinized as will his crowing.
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    12 weeks? Looks like a roo to me. Wattles and comb are developed and red. I shouldn't think the hens would be that far advanced at 12 weeks old. JMO
  8. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Upstate New York
    Wow that is 100% roo. We have a SLW pullet & 3 BLRW that are about 12 weeks and they BARELY have any waddles, and their combs are non-existent except for a small pointy bud on two of them.
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  9. R3ranch

    R3ranch In the Brooder

    May 2, 2010
    thank you folks for helping me. i will begin my search for a new home for, i mean him.....

    unfortunately, we can't have a rooster in the city.[​IMG]
  10. ChickensOnBoard

    ChickensOnBoard In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
    Here are couple of pics of my Silver Laced Wyandotte pullet at 12 and 13 weeks of age, in case it helps. I kept thinking that she was going to turn out to be a rooster, but she eventually was the pullet who laid the very first egg of the entire flock. I'm new to chickens, and I'm sure those who are more experienced have a better eye for spotting roosters than I did. Yours has much more red in the comb and wattles than she did at that same age.

    Monica at approximately 12 weeks old. Look for her in the crowd. It's not the best picture, but it may give you something to compare to. In particular, check her tail feathers. [​IMG]


    Monica at approximately 13 weeks old

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