Silver laced Wyandotte gender??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kimmy rae, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. kimmy rae

    kimmy rae New Egg

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    [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]I have 3 SLW approximately 6 weeks. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]I think they're roosters what do you think??
     
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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    They are suspicious, but not a slam dunk yet.

    Keep watching those combs. If they continue to enlargen and get red, then yes roo.

    Also the lacing should look even and not blotchy...blotchy will indicate roo.

    I'd give it another 6 weeks as Wyandottes can be a bit trickier.

    My 2 cents
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  3. the1913trio

    the1913trio Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with Lady of McCamley. Mighty suspicious wattles and combs, but not 100% sure yet. Keep an eye on these ones. I don't think you will have to wait much longer though (like 2 weeks-ish). With roos you do tend to see the feathers more splotchy and not as uniform. One other way to narrow down sex is by behavior. I haven't had a roo yet that didn't give themselves away with their snobby attitudes. They tend to like picking fights with the rest of the flock WAY more than hens and will fight longer when they begin to tussle. Also cockerels don't like to be touched as much usually and have bigger legs and feet than their pullet counterparts of the same breed.

    How are they acting behavior and personality-wise?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I also agree.

    The second one in particular looks like it could be a pullet.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm getting a roo vibe from the first bird, the second not so much. Profile pics of the birds standing naturally would help.
     
  7. kimmy rae

    kimmy rae New Egg

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    Thank you everyone, I'll try and get better photos today.
     

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