Silver Laced Wyondotte Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cel45, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all!! I have been trying to decide myself, but I go back and forth. I am leaning toward roo. This bird is 8 weeks old. It seems to have a pullet shaped head to me, but the wattles and comb are developing. This bird is very pecky even to my grown girls. He/she will jump up at my 9 week old Australorp when she is on the perch. The woman I bought them from will trade this bird for a pullet if it turns out to be a roo, since I can't have one here. I have uploaded several pics. What do you all think?[​IMG]
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  2. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm absolutely no expert... But i've read several in places that when a laced chick shows not very defined (by that i mean "laced" feathers) colors wich is characteristic to the pullets of the breed, well it's more likely a rooster, and as i can see his back and nech feathers are not well "laced", more like painted, wich might indicate it's unfortunately a cockerel :( HOWEVER i am nooo expert on breeds and I really hope it's a pullet! And I'll wait for someone with a better idea of what he's talking about to stop by and give advice!
    Best of luck and keep us posted! :)
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I'm not sure, the wattles look awfully large, but the comb looks too small to be a cockerel. Based on pics on google images, I am leaning towards pullet.
     
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  5. twisted-acres-farm

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    X 2 for a roo
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

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    But the comb looks awfully small...but I do see where you are coming from.

    Non-single combed breeds are always hard to sex, so it may be another week or two before the gender is obvious.
     
  7. Cel45

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    Thanks, I hope it is a pullet, but if not, back he goes.
     
  8. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thnx BantamFan, I hope you are right, it would be easier. If it is pullet, she is destined to be top dog. She is not afraid of any chicken, no matter the size!
     
  9. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! Wait for a couple more weeks and some more folks to stop by ;)
     
  10. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     

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