Silver Laced Wyandotte chick - boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aglandaetap, May 2, 2017.

  1. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys,
    This SLW chick is 3 weeks old this week. Purchased as a pullet from a local feed store in CT.
    This chick has feathered out very very very slowly. Always had a pale rose comb, with no signs of wattle, up until two days ago, the comb is not longer pale, it is more dark pinkish, and the wattle is barely showing this week. I don't think you guys are going to be able to see the pinkish/reddish color of the comb on the pics.For some reason it is not showing on the pics, but based on the change of color of the comb, I'd say it is a boy. His tail feathers came in this week as well. Still no feather on his back/neck/legs, mostly down.
    Can anyone help me identify her gender based on the pics posted. I am new at raising chicks. I've been doing a lot of research on each breed i own, but I want someone else's input regarding the gender based on the pics.
    Thanks!

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    PLEASE give you chicks a chance to feather out. You'll get the most accurate feedback on them if you wait till 6-8 weeks to post photos. Or maybe you could buy chicks that age.
     
  3. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post more pictures in 3 weeks! Thanks!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

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    Can't wait to see it in a few weeks :)!
     
  5. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 weeks old now. Think he/she's a mixed breed?
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    It looks like a Silver laced Wyandotte, I'm leaning towards it being a cockerel.
     
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  8. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was sold to me as a SLW but some ppl are saying he doesn't look pure bred? That chick is 7 weeks old and still doesn't act "rooish" yet, so I'm impatiently waiting to know for sure if a bit or a girl.
     
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    It definitely doesn't have perfect lacing but it just looks like a hatchery quality bird. There is definitely a chance of it being a pullet, at this age the way it looks it could go either way.
     

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