Silver Laced Wyandotte...Pullet or Roo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ghostwolf211, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. ghostwolf211

    ghostwolf211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silver Laced Wyandotte...Supposed to be a pullet....Purchased from Meyer Hatchery...Just took these pics....6 weeks old.....

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats a lot of comb and wattle for a six week old bird. However, the coloring looks female. I know that hatchery birds tend to develop their combs and wattles rather quickly, so your bird may be a pullet. For now, I guess that I'm going to say pullet, but that comb is really large and red for the age.
     
  3. BigECarter

    BigECarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of red on the comb. Also, there is a small patch of white on the shoulder, which I believe also indicates a roo.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a rooster. I've never seen that much color and comb on a 6 week old bird, esp a Wyandotte.
     
  5. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Normally, yes-larger combs and comb color would make me thing this is a cockerel. I've also see hatchery birds that are female with shield-huge ones sometimes-they really change alot as they mature. But I agree, the feathering is female. For all the bird questions I've answered this years, it seems that the hatcher birds have had ALOT of comb and color early and most were females in the end. I hope it turns out to be a girl for you.
     
  6. ghostwolf211

    ghostwolf211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really hoping girl...I really like the coloring but if it's a roo it'll have to go.....I live in town and my neighbor really hates animals to begin with....There are no ordinances here but he can be a real pain...He actually has shot ground hogs on my property....He thinks he can get away with whatever he wants because he's the Mayor [​IMG]
     
  7. ghostwolf211

    ghostwolf211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to do a picture or 2 a week on a Monday until we figure this out....

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  8. ghostwolf211

    ghostwolf211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. BigECarter

    BigECarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to stick with my (uneducated) roo vote.
     
  10. ghostwolf211

    ghostwolf211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time for my weekly picture update

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