Backyard Poultry Forum • View topic - How do I tell

Backyard Poultry Forum

Chickens, waterfowl & all poultry - home of exhibition & backyard poultry in Australia & New Zealand
Login with a social network:
It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:31 am

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: How do I tell
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:11 pm 
Offline
Dapper Duck
Dapper Duck

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 59
How do I tell if my silver laced wyandotte is a hen of a rooster it is about 14 weeks old also any other tips about telling the difference between Hens and roosters any younger would be great thanks.

_________________
Breeder of Silver Laced Wyandotts, Golden Laced Wyandotts, Silver Spangled Hamburg and Plymouth Rock Bantams.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How do I tell
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:23 pm 
Offline
Golden Robin
Golden Robin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:26 pm
Posts: 17659
Location: Tuross Head, NSW fsr south east coast
Hi

Lots of posts on this - faster feathering on females - more prominant combs and wattles etc. Its normally in the "Whats this" forum but not to worry. Post some photos and depending on what we see we will move it to the right forum if its necessary

Mike

_________________
Retired Now. Have moved and now officially a Tuross Head resident.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How do I tell
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:41 pm 
Online
Golden Phoenix
Golden Phoenix

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:39 am
Posts: 10107
Location: Tarago, near Goulburn
This isn't a good shot but actually it's helpful because at 14 weeks or so, it's tail feathers (and stance- how it stands) that help. These guys are all about the same age and I _think_ they were about 13-15 weeks at the time.

Image

The one on the left is a pullet. You can see the nice round feathers above the tail.

The other two are cockerels. You can see the pointy (sickle) feathers above the tail. On the one in the centre, you can see a green sheen starting in the tail itself.

Here's the pullet and one of the cockerels:

Image

You can see she's sort of long and low and stocky, while the cockerel looks leggy and lanky.

There's lots more shots of these three here: http://sapientae.net.au/chooks/dottes/1/index.html

SLW1 is the pullet, while SLW 2 and 3 are the cockerels. By the end of all the photos, you should have your eye in. I certainly did after I'd uploaded the shots and compared notes with their owner (I don't breed Wyandottes, I just agist 'em :) ).

There's a few other Wyandottes there too. Feel free to practice on them. The shots are a good 4 weeks old now and the genders are all very clear now.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
©2004-2014 Backyardpoultry.com. Content rights reserved
freestone