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I have 5 Gold Laced Wyandotte's (and 2 Golden Comets). I got them at a feed store and they are almost 3 weeks now. One of the Wyandotte's looks different so I wonder if it is a roo? It has a longer tail than the others.

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Below is what the others look like.

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Actually, if I had to pick one of those two chicks to be the rooster it would be the 2nd one. Cockerels in many breeds are slower to feather out than the pullets, especially across the wing bows (the rounded part of the wing at the top) and down the back.
Four to six weeks is when the secondary sex characteristics start to show up. In the males they include - thicker, sturdier looking legs, less feathering across the wing bows and back, a stumpier tail and some color reddish-pink in the comb; also the a larger comb in the males.
 
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