Silver Laced Wyandotte Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by klyn, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Pullet

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  1. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this bird as a day old chick on March 14th. A couple of months ago I was told that we had a cockerel because of some white on the wing bows. Now that some time has gone by, the white that was on the wings has mostly blended into the rest of the lacing pattern. So, now I'm curious, does this bird still look like a male or is it possible that we have a pullet? Thanks so much for any help that you can give.
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  2. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This picture is a couple months old, just to compare how much white used to be on the wing bows.
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  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its a pullet , and one that will be laying soon
     
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  4. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope that you are right! We've been calling her Lacey since day one. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pullet! She does not have any male saddle feathers.

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  6. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking she looks "girly" but I wanted to ask the Backyard Chickens experts before I got my hopes up!
     
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  7. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help. Now I know to look for eggs instead of listening for crowing! [​IMG]
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullet, and she sure looks like she should be laying [​IMG]

    I can see how you could have been told cockerel from that earlier pic--those are some pretty good white patches. Glad she evened out!
     
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  9. klyn

    klyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she must be pretty close to laying. There are 6 others that are the same age in our little flock and 2 of them just started laying. I am enjoying her and our other ladies so much!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's a pullet. I've had quite a few SLW hatchery hens, who unfortunately all died from internal laying and/or egg yolk peritonitis. One of mine was single combed like yours (Wyandottes are supposed to have a rose comb). They were great girls, just wish they'd had better genetics and I hope yours does, too. She's a pretty hen as are most SLWs, single comb or not.
     
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