Silver Laced Wyandotte sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by magsrags, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty. I think he is a Silver Laced Sebright.
     
  2. foxy2320

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    I'll try my luck here. I have 4 SLW chicks that are about two months old. One looks a lot different than the other three. It is younger than two of the others, has bigger and redder combs/wattles, has a short stubby tail, and white patches on its back. I had a BLRW pullet that turned out to be a roo, but was very late developing and I'm wondering if that runs true in all wyandottes. Any insight is appreciated, although I will just have to wait and see!
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  3. ikesik

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    My guess is pullet. I base that only on the assumption that the SLW I recently rehomed was indeed a roo (you can see pics of him earlier in this thread), and compared to your pics, he looked much more roostery. At two months, he had big red dangling wattles and a bright red comb, both of which were far more pronounced than that picture here. Also his tail feathers were much more pointed and vertical, whereas yours here look nice and stumpy. My guy started getting saddle feathers in right when he went to his new home, giving me good confidence he was indeed a he. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  4. foxy2320

    foxy2320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well sadly I probably won't find out, as this one didn't come home after free ranging a few nights ago :'-( Was my little buddy! Only one that would let me pet him/her!
     
  5. ikesik

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    :( really sorry to hear that.

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  6. yo burrill

    yo burrill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well bummer... After reading this thread I think I have two roos and one hen. :( At three months old two have no tail feathers still and one does.
     
  7. ikesik

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    Post some pics :)

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  8. slab1

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    I've got 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes that I purchased at the end of February from TSC with the hopes that at least one would be a pullet. I decided last week that one was definitely a rooster and was in the process of repurposing him (i.e.- preparing him for the freezer), when I heard a crowing from the hen house..... So I either have 2 roosters, the bird I thought was a roo is actually a pullet, or a hen is crowing....

    Here's a photo of the bird I was planning to put in the freezer.

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    And here's the bird I thought had a chance to be a pullet but then heard her/him crow.

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    In that second picture you can see the difference in the tail, which is why I decided bird #1 was the rooster, but they both seem to have pretty red combs and wattles. Any thoughts?
     
  9. foxy2320

    foxy2320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see two definite Roos in the second picture. Hens don't have long, light, pointy feathers that fall around the base of the tail. They are beautiful, though!
     
  10. BlueJayFarm

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    I agree, VERY pretty and I also vote SL Sebright
     

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