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Silver Laced Wyandotte? Pullet or cockerel? almost 6 wks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TN Henny Penny, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. TN Henny Penny

    TN Henny Penny Out Of The Brooder

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    You guys have been so terrific with my newbie questions! Our chicks are almost 6 wks old and we are still curious about our 'bonus' chick that Murray McMurray included with the order as a 'rare, exotic' breed. We agree with several that say a SLW is not rare or exotic [​IMG] but nonetheless, we don't know for sure about this bird! Any thoughts on gender and is it SLW? One other dumb question....when does the terminology change from 'chick' to 'pullet' or 'cockerel'? THANKS!

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  2. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, but I'm going to say cockerel. That comb is getting big and wide and RED and the wattles are already red. At that age, I would think boy. Those feet look pretty big as well. I don't know wyandottes though, so I could be wrong. I'm not sure if coloring has anything to do with male/female and what they are supposed to look like at this age.

    It sure is pretty!
     
  3. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on the other hand, it is nicely tailed. It has been awhile since I had wyandottes, but I remember the roos feathering slower. I am not sure on this one
     
  4. RL

    RL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say Cockerel as well and yes it is a Sliver laced Wyandotte.
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Sorry but I have to agree, it looks like a boy to me. The coloring looks like it is coming in roo. If you google SLW rooster you will find pictures and see what I mean.
    Sorry for the double post, I have reported it and hopefully it will go away.
     
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  6. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definite young SLW roo! The comb is large for that age, he has the right pattern on his feathers and his legs are thick.
     
  7. chickstofeed

    chickstofeed Out Of The Brooder

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    rooster unfortunately if you don't want one
     
  8. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bred the SLW and now do BLRW. He's a rooster for sure. Most of the red ones look like hens though!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a boy to me!
     
  10. TN Henny Penny

    TN Henny Penny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Consensus seems to be that 'bonus' chicken is a HE. We're so new at this that we don't know what that means for our flock. We just wanted eggs, so he'll not help with that! He is beautiful and since he's unique the kids are quite attached. I suppose we'll have time to plan what to do with him as they all grow!
     

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