silver laced wyandotte - 18 wks - roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by paigerdoodle, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. paigerdoodle

    paigerdoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    I've thought Roustabout was a hen for the longest time - mainly because I refused to believe otherwise, hadn't seen any spurs and hadn't heard any crowing. He/she is 18/19 weeks old and is getting humongous ,and as you can tell is feathering out quite well. The tail feathers are unmistakingly showing the rooster side of roustabout - but just to be sure thought I would ask all of you. Is there ANYWAY possible this sweet beauty -still not crowing- could be a hen?

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    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Looks like a little girl to me. Here's a pic of my SLW roo at about the same age:
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  3. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Sorry, that is a roo. Tail feathers and coloring a total give away.
     
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Quote:I believe you are right! I didn't notice...
     
  5. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy all the way.
     
  6. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    cockerel
     
  7. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo for sure.
     
  8. paigerdoodle

    paigerdoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everybody - i guess i'll have to succumb to the truth and start looking for him a new home. i live in the city and am unable to have roos. [​IMG] he was my first chick. I suspected all along but fought hard to keep up the idea that he was actually a she....next is the search for some new HENS [​IMG]
     

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