What is the gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RJBast, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. RJBast

    RJBast New Egg

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    They are both about 6 weeks old. I'm seeking feedback if you think the Wyandotte might be a rooster. I got them from a hatchery at about a day old. Thanks.
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the SLW is a cockerel and I am not convinced that the buff is a hen either. The hanging saddle feathers, slightly darker hackle color and general messiness of the feathering makes me wonder. Maybe it's just a bad hair day? [​IMG] I could be wrong, as buffs have softer feathering than other breeds, the tail kinda, and face color do suggest hen. Any way, welcome to our flock! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Theofire88

    Theofire88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, the SLW does look like it is a roo, with the above comments and the redder comb and wattle, the Orpington maybe, I have both breeds and the SLWs don't have that extreme tail feathering, although the Orpington does look a bit like a roo, I would go with hen (provided I can only see one picture)
     
  4. Theofire88

    Theofire88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On second thought, I reall can't decide with the Orpington...
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The Silver Laced Wyandotte looks like a cockerel to me (but Wyandottes can be hard to sex). The Orpington I think is almost certainly a pullet. A cockerel would have a larger, redder comb by this age.
     
  6. RJBast

    RJBast New Egg

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    Thank you for the feedback. Looks like I need to return to the hatchery where I got them and confirm it.
     
  7. Theofire88

    Theofire88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - also, 6 weeks is too early for saddle feathers, etc to be used for gender determination. The saddle and hackle feather characteristics don't develop until later.
     

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