Silver Laced Wyandotte Pullet or Rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pat45159, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. pat45159

    pat45159 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum and to chickens. I have a question about my 4 week old chick purchased from a local hatchery. "She" is supposedly a pullet, but she is larger and darker than other silver laced wyandottes purchased by my friend at the same time. I'll try to post a few pictures. Is it too early to tell if she is really a she?
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    It can be tough to tell at 4 weeks. Is the comb bigger than the other SLW you have?
     
  3. pat45159

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    The comb seems about the same as other chicks I bought from the hatchery, but this is the only Wyandotte that I have, so it's hard to compare. The other chicks are Golden Comets and a Barred Rock. My friend and I "split" an order of chicks so the others are at her house.
     
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  4. macmama

    macmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she looks a little older than my 4-week-old SLWs, but I only have one with a comb that red, and he's definitely a roo. Does it have a rose comb? It's hard to tell from the small pictures.
     
  5. pat45159

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    I'll have to check out the comb color when I get home. I can probably get a better head shot then too. "She" seems to like having her picture taken...
     
  6. pat45159

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    I checked her comb, it's sort of pale tangerine. Not red, but not yellow like the barred rocks. Here's a bit bigger picture. Seems like she grew overnight!!! "She" is 5 weeks old today.
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  7. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl to me. My boys had bigger blotches of black and white. Girls seem to be more uniformly colored.
     
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    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at 5 weeks. roo.
     
  9. macmama

    macmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that is a LOT of red. My 5 SLW chicks are 4 weeks old (these pics are at about 3 weeks), and this is the reddest one that is definitely a roo...
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    Here's one of my 4-week pullets...
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    Even my roo doesn't have as much red as yours, but yours is feathered like my girls-- so I have no idea! I don't know how much feathering matters with SLWs, because I have the same question. I have 3 dark-feathered ones but 2 have completely dark combs and one has some red. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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