Silver-laced Wyandotte - 6 weeks - gender - boy or girl? * NEW PIX @ 7 WEEKS*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cybermama, May 30, 2012.

  1. Cybermama

    Cybermama In the Brooder

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    Hi all, this is my first post on BYC, so I hope it all works out okay.

    I have a few new chicks that are about 6 weeks now. I'm worried that my son's silver-laced wyandotte may be a rooster because of the bright pink wattles popping out.

    I'll post the others chicks separately.

    Here are a few photos. Please, someone reassure me it's a pullet!

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    Thanks for your input!
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    Judging by the bright red wattles, I'd say cockerel [​IMG]
     
  3. Cybermama

    Cybermama In the Brooder

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    Oh dear, my son will be so disappointed if the SLW really is a roo. He hand-picked it from the farm brooder[​IMG]...
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    Keep him a while make sure you've got a roo on your hands before you get rid of him. He's still a bit young.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    I agree, don't give up yet. :thumbsup
     
  6. Cybermama

    Cybermama In the Brooder

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    Yes, we'll keep it a while longer. We waited 3 months to let go of our last rooster, so until it wakes up the neighbors, it's got a home with us.
     
  7. har100

    har100 Chirping

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    my slw are also 6 weeks. my 4 roosters got their combs at 2 or 3 weeks and wattles at 4 weeks. i would say you have a pullet. my pullets look like yours and my roosters have bright red combs and wattles. good luck.
     
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  8. Cybermama

    Cybermama In the Brooder

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    Thank you, har100! I just can't decide gender with this breed. The feather color on my SLW seems pullet-ish to me, without those big splotches of white on the wings, but the reddish wattles and aggressive behavior seems roo-ish. I think I'll wait a little longer to see more features come out before I upset the flock. Any chance you have photos of your SLW's? I'd love to compare.
     
  9. har100

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  10. har100

    har100 Chirping

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    slw pullet is in front and the rooster is behind her.
     

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