Wyandotte- is she a rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by taffers, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. taffers

    taffers Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't tell if my silver laced Wyandotte is really a hen. She isn't crowing, but her tail feathers and comb make me suspicious. She's almost 12 weeks old.

    I have a hard time getting photos because she's so skittish, but let me know if these are good enough:

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a pullet. I'm 100% positive on that.
     
  3. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed
     
  4. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is my 6 month hen
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me, too.
     
  6. taffers

    taffers Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yay!! Thank you all! The comb confused me because it looks very much like my two EEs (which both turned out to be Roos unfortunately) but not like all the hens.

    Thanks again!


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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    There is a difference in the types of combs. Your Wyandotte has a rose comb, which is wider and flatter at this point. Your EE have pea combs, in females it's a small bumpy ridge. In males, the wider comb usually indicates the triple row of bumps, which is a male sign. So yes, a female rose comb could be mistaken for a male pea comb, but your bird looks female all over.
     
  8. taffers

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    Oh good to know, thanks!


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