Silver laced- Hen or roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stargzr87, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. stargzr87

    stargzr87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this pretty baby a hen or a roo?

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  2. stargzr87

    stargzr87 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel. A young roo.
     
  4. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote pullet.
     
  5. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to this. I posted at the same time as you. I had both SLW pullets and cockerels out of my mix of breeds this year and both cockerels didn't lace that evenly. That's why I thought pullet.
     
  6. ChickenFarmer03

    ChickenFarmer03 New Egg

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    Hi! I have two Silver Laced Wyandottes and they are both hens. I asked this same question when I noticed only one of mine had a rose comb. It turns out that the hen with the single comb was a "hatchery mistake". Sometimes a SLW hen will end up with a single comb. Yours looks like a pullet to me. She looks very similar to my hen. ~ChickenFarmer03
     
  7. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    SLW pullets have less contrasting colors. The males are deeper black and contrasting white lacing. On pullets, the patterns are less contrasting until quite a bit later, making one wonder where the lacing is.

    Also, the comb is definitely redder than the pullet's.
     
  8. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to learn not offend.

    Here are two of my 3. The two boys went to freezer camp a few weeks back. These pics were taken at roughly the same age as OP. The cockerel was crowing by then and quite well. In fact I still miss his crow as the two boys I kept (Bhrama and Jersey Giant) still aren't as loud and they're almost 6 months. The pullet looks like the OP's. Of course she's much redder now and will hopefully give me an egg any day now!

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking cockerel, but can we get a profile picture?
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm thinking cockerel
     

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