Silver Laced Wyandotte hen or rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickiebaby75, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. chickiebaby75

    chickiebaby75 New Egg

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    This is supposed to be a silver laced wyandotte hen, or so the seller told me. I don't really care because she is just a pet. But "she" is 4/5 months old and has started crowing every now and then. There are no spurs, and the comb isn't very large. Can someone help??
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] He's a cockerel - spurs and comb will gradually become larger.
     
  3. chickiebaby75

    chickiebaby75 New Egg

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    Thanks! Wasn't familiar with this breed. I had a golden comet rooster a while back, but he passed on. He had a huge comb by this age and spurs from very early on. Either way this one is beautiful.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed cockerel.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Or hatchery quality SLW.
     
  7. chickiebaby75

    chickiebaby75 New Egg

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    I don't care if he is mixed breed, he is beautiful with his coloring.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed rooster.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree he's a cockerel, and going to be very pretty when he matures!

    I think what's throwing you on the combs may be that this bird has a rose comb, where your sex link probably had a big ol straight comb. The rose combs aren't as large overall as the straight comb, but they're red and very plump...just a different style. Sex links, being production birds, also mature faster. I've noticed even my hatchery Wyandottes take a touch longer to mature than my more production-based birds.
     

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