Silverlaced Wyandottes gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenesis536, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

    603
    1
    121
    Oct 3, 2010
    CA
    I am not sure of the exact age of these 2, but I'm guessing about 5 months. One is a little bit lighter (more white). That one hardly has any red in the comb and barely any wattles. The other one has much more read about the head, bigger red wattles and has more black. I am pretty sure the lighter one is a girl, but with the difference between the 2, I don't know if the other one is just closer to laying or if it's a boy.

    Their feather shape, legs and everything else look about the same.

    Lighter one is on the left in the first picture and on the right in the 2nd. The last picture is the one that is darker with more red.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. zeely

    zeely Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    24
    Oct 3, 2011
    definitely two pullets.
     
  3. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

    603
    1
    121
    Oct 3, 2010
    CA
    thanks... I was thinking so, but since they are the same age and one definitely has more wattles and is redder, I wasn't sure.
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,024
    18
    173
    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    Yes, they are both pullets. They can be the same age but at different maturity levels. You'll probably start seeing eggs before too long.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,522
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    They will both get larger, redder combs as they mature. It just happens at different rates for individual birds, just like for humans.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'd say your right at about 5 months old. Here are month by month shots of my SLW :) she is 6 months now. [​IMG] 6 months [​IMG] 5 months. [​IMG] 4 months [​IMG] 3 months [​IMG] 8 weeks
     
  7. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

    424
    6
    103
    May 30, 2011
    Danville, Arkansas
    such beautiful birds cant wait untill my chicks come in next week :D :D
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    10,323
    129
    368
    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Both are 100% pullets. :)
     
  9. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    That sure is a pretty faverolle. The slw pullets sure are lovely!
     
  10. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,600
    61
    196
    Sep 27, 2010
    Bellefonte, PA

    100% Agree!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by