Silver Laced Wyandotte

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lybe8438, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Lybe8438

    Lybe8438 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rhode Island red decided to go broody so I bought some day olds from a friend to let her raise. She did a fantastic job and all seven survived. I decided to keep one of the silver laced Wyandotte chicks because I really like their coloring and I didn't have one yet. Can anyone tell me if it's a boy or a girl? Sorry for the bad pics....it was getting dark out and I didn't have much light. I can try for better pictures tomorrow if it's too hard to tell. Anyways any help would be greatly appreciated! Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!


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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    The comb is rather large and red for such a young bird. Hackle feathers look pointed too. Cockerel.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is it? I would tentatively guess cockerel for now, based on comb size/redness and coloring (patchy on the wings, hackles appear pointed). But Wyandottes are always difficult to tell for sure until they're older, so I would wait a few weeks and see.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me, but Wyandottes can be difficult to sex.
     
  5. Lybe8438

    Lybe8438 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help! I sure hope it's a pullet since we cant have any roosters.
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it looks like a pullet for now...the "pointy" hackles are just the coloring on the hackles (I think), and don't fret over that comb. I had one that was just like that...a bit pinker and "horseshoe" like...but the males I compared to were redder and even fleshier.

    Just watch and wait...the only thing that concerns me a little as to roo is the white patch on the wing...if that gets bigger, and the coloring goes more patchwork quilt like rather than the lacing developing...then it will be a roo...and that comb will take off and get truly red and fleshy.

    Good luck
    Lady of McCamley
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. That white patch on the wing worries me a little.
     
  8. I think it is quite questionable on his or her's gender at this point, so would just wait and see..
     
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  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    the only thing that is making me think cockerel a little is its coloring, but for now I am leaning more towards pullet
     
  10. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old? Looks like a pullet so far.
     

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