Silver Laced Wyandotte - Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunnyducks, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Sunnyducks

    Sunnyducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    I have a little silver laced Wyandotte, now about 20 weeks though the breeder's set up was so chaotic that I'm taking her word for how old this chick was when I got it - he's now older but still no sign of a tail, and wattles aren't very big, though he's pretty red. I need to decide what to do with him urgently if indeed he is a he as I can't risk a roo in town.. is there much doubt? Grateful for your thoughts. Thank you very much in advance.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    If the age is correct (or even close - say 16+weeks), there is not much concern about this bird being a cockerel, imo. Looks like a pretty pullet approaching the point of lay.
     
  3. Sunnyducks

    Sunnyducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, that gives me hope! I posted photos about 6 weeks ago when I'd had him a week or two and I estimated he was 12-14 weeks by then; the breeder didn't have any real clue and thought it had been 12-14 weeks when I'd first bought it. It coloured up a lot in the next week or two and I began to get suspicious. The forum's opinion at that time was that he was probably a roo. However, his wattles and comb haven't developed in colour or size at all in these last few weeks, hence me asking again. But I think he does have to be over 16 weeks by now, even if the breeder was way out in her guesstimate.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't see any definite pointed saddle feathers (which would be male signs), but somehow "it" still looks cockerelish to me.
     
  5. Sunnyducks

    Sunnyducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, he definitely has a masculine expression on his face, but like you say, no pointy saddle feathers. I'm too much of a novice still to have much confidence in my own opinion so I'm grateful for yours :)
     
  6. IdahoTom

    IdahoTom Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a hen my friend.

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    undecided sorry
     
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  8. ppimf

    ppimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say hen close to laying, hence the red comb, if it was a roo I would have thought it's waddles and comb would be much larger by now
     
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  9. Sunnyducks

    Sunnyducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you - my only comment is that the comb was red like this about 5-6 weeks ago, hence my dilemma :( I appreciate you thoughts!
     
  10. Sunnyducks

    Sunnyducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the thoughts, @IdahoTom
     

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