New to raising chickens.. Unsure if I have a rooster?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kristentree, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. kristentree

    kristentree New Egg

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    I am totally new to raising chickens and have concerns that my chicken may be a rooster. This is mostly based on the size of her comb and wattle compared to my other chickens. Her voice(?) also sounds deeper and different than my other chickens. She is a 17week old gold laced Wyandotte. I've looked on forums and seen pictures of feathers and how to tell but I am still unsure. Hoping someone can give me a better idea! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. RodNTN

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  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Glad you joined the flock! That's strange, usually GLW's have pea combs. Hmm, looks boyish to me.
     
  4. RodNTN

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    But its feathers look girlish.
     
  5. RodNTN

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    Roo's have long pointy feathers and hens have short round feathers, hope this helps!
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I would suggest posting on the "What Breed or Gender is This?" section of the forum. Lots of good info there.
     
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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That looks like a hen to me....I am almost 100% positive. She looks as though she might start laying soon too.
     
  8. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is definitely a pullet.
    I have SLW's that are 19 weeks old and look the same.
    They usually have rose combs but two of mine have single combs.

    Apparently, some lines of Wyandottes are not pure for the Rose Comb gene, breeders do this on purpose, there is only one main reazon some breeders do this, and its because pure Rose Comb birds(R/R) have lower fertility rate than Heterozygous Rose Comb Males.
     
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    Pullet.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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