What gender is my Wyndotte?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wilsonfarm416, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. wilsonfarm416

    wilsonfarm416 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is one of my 12week golden laced wyndottes is this a hen or a roo? both my GLW are bossy with my other chickens and they don't like to be handled. Oh and at what age do roos start to crow?

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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looking roo-ish to me - the saddle and hackle feathers look kinda pointy, and there's a green shine there too. He's pretty though. I love the way GLW's look. Though Wyandottes are rather flighty and not terribly friendly, in my experience.

    Roos crowing... well, it depends. I had one that was crowing at less than 4 weeks, and I've had others that didn't crow until much later.
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo to me. I have a GLW that everyone here said was a male - and he's not. He's a she. Her tail is MUCH different than yours. Your guy has stickyup tail feathers and is very red in the facial features. Mine is not very red and she's got a nice fluffy rump like her girlfriends. I'll have to update that thread..... [​IMG]
     
  4. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My best guess would also be a roo. Very handsome bird he will be!
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the air on this one...leaning to roo but would think it would have more color in comb/wattles at 12 weeks...but those feathers say roo....so that's my guess [​IMG]
     
  6. wilsonfarm416

    wilsonfarm416 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well if she is a he I have another one that looks just like it which means I have 3roos and 2 hens not good odds.[​IMG] The wyndottes will have to go because they are aggressive.
     
  7. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/she does look somewhat rooish, but don't lose hope yet, both of my SLW's had red combs & wattles very early and both are big beautiful girls. I've attached one of the SLW's at 13 weeks for comparison. I'm 60/40 on yours right now, leaning pullet until a little older.
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  8. wilsonfarm416

    wilsonfarm416 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you schwartfarmnc that is very helpful and gives me some hope I will keep waiting.
     
  9. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think pullet becuase i have one 1 week younger and it has reder cob and wattles and yours is more paler and hasn't yet got red so, i would say pullet even if the feathers look a little rooish.

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    the reason i think a pullet here is a pic of mine ''pullet'' that i was sold, but i think it might be a roo, and mine liek i said is one week younger then yours

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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you have a pullet. I have a 13 week GLW and she looks very similar to yours. The only difference with my girl, is that she has a black comb.
     

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