Silver Laced Wyandotte Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sphinx, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a new chicken my neighbor just picked up. I don't know how old it is. She was telling me today it was making a weird crowing noise, but it's supposed to be a hen.

    I went out to look at it just now, and it looks like a rooster to me, even if the spurs are non-existent. What do you think?



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  2. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo!
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was confused because she's had it for two weeks I guess, and it didn't attempted to crow until today. Odd, huh?
     
  5. shelleen

    shelleen Out Of The Brooder

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    I vote for Roo. My SLW hen has virtually no comb & she is completely laced...all the way to the tail. He's a handsome guy & I love his comb!
     
  6. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very handsome rooster
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, he looks totally different from my SLW. He looks full grown to me (or close to it), and she corrected me- she's had him a month, and no crowing til today.

    She has another rooster, but he's been injured for 2.5 weeks.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Def roo, doesn't matter if he crows or not, he's all boy.
     
  9. chicktwins

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    def a roo looks nothing like my hens [​IMG]
     
  10. adgcountrygirl

    adgcountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree... Handsome Roo! His comb is too big to be a hen. I have one roo that I've only heard crow 2 and a half times. If you have more than 1 Roo, the dominate roos will be the only ones that crow when they feel like it. This spring I'll be getting more pullets. I have a feeling he will do more crowing then. (I'm pretty sure it has a lot to do with the Hen/Rooster ratio.) Good luck!
     

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