Hi all. hope you all had a very happy christmas day.

I have a baby silver laced wyandotte chick and was wondering if anybody can give a clue as to it's sex from the photo? I'm thinking maybe a hen as roosters seem to have more white on the wings.

Anybody got ideas?

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Comment by Mercurious on December 30, 2010 at 8:09am
Well if it's a rooster it will have to go in the pot as we are not allowed roosters in town.
Comment by Kristen Morse on December 29, 2010 at 10:04pm
ok a month old hen should have her breast feathers and some of the back feathers......so 1 vote for rooster. will be interesting to see it in a couple of weeks.
Comment by Mercurious on December 29, 2010 at 5:59pm
He or she is one month old now.
Comment by Kristen Morse on December 29, 2010 at 4:17pm
The brown head suggests hen, the comment being tempered by its age as the hens are feathered up earlier than the roos . I have had this breed for several years and the hen chicks are darker than the boys and the boys get thier back feathers last and look tatty compared with hen chicks of the same age.  How old is it?
Comment by Hester on December 29, 2010 at 12:06pm
It'll be more apparent in a week or so because the comb will redden and grow if it's a roo.
Comment by Kali on December 29, 2010 at 12:29am
it is difficult if you only have one because you have nothing to compare it to, I have never had this breed in my care, but I have found that in general the wing feathers grow longer on males, the combs develop quicker,  they have bigger legs, they tend to put their heads up rather than duck when surprised, but that is all hard to tell if you don't have one of each!
Comment by Mercurious on December 28, 2010 at 8:22pm
So hen or rooster? what do u think?
Comment by Hester on December 28, 2010 at 10:44am
I had some success with comparing the feathering. The roosters in the last batch I raised had less developed feathers than the hens. Especially on the wings. The hens feathers grew faster and the hen chicks were more evenly covered.

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