Silver Laced Wyandotte - Pullet or Roo? -- June 13th- 8 WEEKS OLD- new photos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by krissteff, May 23, 2012.

  1. Pullet

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  2. Cockerel

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  1. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I wonder if the hatchery quality birds develop faster... Mine come from breeder stock, and at 3 months they were only just starting to show any wattle. My chicks at 5 wks now, no wattle at all. Now I am going to watch and note the speed of their development..
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes Im sure. Here she is at 12 weeks.
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  3. Eowyn2

    Eowyn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a really good thought, Nova. I've just been reading on another thread how different hatchery barred rocks are from breeder stock barred rocks, so this makes perfect sense.

    Chicken Picken, your SLW's coloring is simply lovely. I love birds with lacing, I've discovered. :) Was probably the reason I picked GLW's as one of my first breeds. I hope mine come out as pretty as yours - they're getting prettier the older they get but still not the quality I saw in pictures online. Probably again the difference between breeder and hatchery stock. /shrug

    My GLW's are *solid* birds too. Like picking up bricks, lol. I think they'd be a good choice if I were raising heritage meaties.
     
  4. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    She is a hatchery bird. I have 3 SLW ,all hatchery stock, and shes the nicest looking the other 2 dont have very good lacing and a lot less white and one has a single comb. I love Vada(the one in the pics) I cant wait to see her full grown, shes the one I call fancy pants lol.
     
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  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm voting pullet, sometimes SLW from hatcheries develop quickly and pullets can be mistaken for cockerels if their are no cockerels to compare it to. Cockerels will have much redder combs and much more developed wattles.
     
  6. krissteff

    krissteff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today, she looks like she has more puff. I'll take another picture in the next few days, but those of you saying "pullet" are giving me hope.
     
  7. krissteff

    krissteff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture from today. Not too much change, but she/he is filling out a little more.
    Cockerel?? Pullet??? Any definitive changes?

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  8. chicken pickin

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    I still think she looks like a girl. I think her waddles and comb would be much larger if it were a boy. All 3 of mine looked similar to yours well minus my one single combed one. But I think you have a girl.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Going with girl on this :)
     
  10. krissteff

    krissteff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NEW PICS! 8 weeks old --- Any telltale signs of Sybil being a rooster???? Definitely pullet??? No cock-a-doodles yet, thank God.

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