Silver Lakenvelder. pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nittanyxi, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    this is my 6 week old Silver Lakenvelder. looks like a pullet to me. anyone think there is any chance she is a roo?


  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    The comb says pullet, but the feathering say roo. Does anyone else know?
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I`m not real familiar with that breed, other than seeing a few in pictures, however as a general rule, by the time cockerals are 6-8 weeks old, they are starting to show some pink on their combs and faces. I see some pink on this youngster, so it appears to me to be a cockeral. Pullets generally have yellow combs and faces until just before laying age. Good luck.......Pop
  4. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    I'm tossing in my vote for cockerel as well at this stage.
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    I also say Cockerel..

  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    The Comb says Hen! But the feathers scream roo! How old is it? You might post a picture of him/her in a few weeks. [​IMG]
  7. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    She is a lovely pullet.
  8. I think pretty little girl [​IMG]
  9. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Its a pullet, comb would be 2 times bigger on a rooster at this age and very red.
    She is showing a tiny comb with little wattles starting, but as I said the rooster would be lots bigger and more defined.
    The feathers are deceiving in the pictures making her look like she has saddle feathers starting. If you look close the feathers are round
    tipped on the hackles and saddle.
    I raise lakenveldes in gold, and I wouldnt steer your wrong. I have seen many roosters with early comb and wattle development, and there saddle and hackle feather are later to show.
    I have a pair at 7 weeks of age. And let me tell you , you can clearly tell the difference in the rooster and the pullet. I've know for 4 weeks now that I have a pair.
    She is Pretty pullet [​IMG]
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    To me, there's no doubt that this is a pullet! [​IMG]

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