Silver Lakenvelder Male or female

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MountainChickenMama, May 6, 2011.

  1. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick was 3 weeks old yesterday, any thoughts as to whether it is a male or female....I realize it might be too early to tell, but figured I would try.....



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  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Based on the comb alone I'm going to go out on a limb and say male. Here are a couple of pics of my two when they were around 4 weeks old (2 years ago). My hen was TINY compared to her brother, and she didn't have a comb nearly as big as his. And he feathered out much faster too, which was strange.


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  3. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bummer...when will I know for sure so that I can start to find a home for him?
     
  4. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think within the next 2-3 weeks you'll know. Here is my Lakenvelder cockeral at 6 weeks (he feathered early too and was the first to develop a comb and wattles):

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  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm going to say pullet. I don't see thick legs, no pink in the comb. Another couple weeks and you should know for sure.
     
  6. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only time will tell...thanks for the inputs, we shall see if anyone else comments.......
     
  7. Kitt

    Kitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness....I think that looks like my baby!!!!! I am going to have to look at my fuzzy again and this pic but goodness i think this is what he may be!!! (or she). Sorry it don't take much to get me excited. [​IMG]

    Those are beautiful birds.
     
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  8. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree the comb might be a it larger but it looks pullet to me my Welsummer had a really big comb from week 1 or 2 and she is she.
     
  9. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is supposed to be a pullet, but you know how hatcheries are, LOL..Thanks for the inputs so far...Keep them coming...so far we have 2 for pullet and 1 for cockeral, right?
     
  10. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    kera! :

    Quote:I agree the comb might be a it larger but it looks pullet to me my Welsummer had a really big comb from week 1 or 2 and she is she.

    I would have to agree that its a pullet. Looks alot like my girls did at that age.​
     

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