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4 Week SLW Hen or Roo?

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I think I have one of each!

Roo?

Hen?
I've been thinking this way for a week now. The only thing I have to go on is the comb. They are hatchery birds, likely not related. Could the one with the turning comb still turn out to be a hen? I'm hoping! I have a GLW that I think is a Roo also!! If that's the case I got 80% accuracy. Ordered 10 birds, one died on day 3 and now it's looking like two are Roos! Ack!

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post #2 of 6
I think your guesses are probably right, I always look to the color of the combs at that age, pullets are orange and roosters are pink.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by Bridebeliever View Post

I think I have one of each!

Roo?

Hen?
I've been thinking this way for a week now. The only thing I have to go on is the comb. They are hatchery birds, likely not related. Could the one with the turning comb still turn out to be a hen?

I think the one with the red comb at 4 weeks is a cockerel. I'm thinking pullet on the other one at this point, but its comb could still turn red over the next few weeks and if it does you will know it is a cockerel as well. The odds of the one with the pale comb turning out to be a cockerel are greater than the odds of the one with the red comb turning out to be a pullet.

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I fully agree with Michael

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I'll post again in a couple weeks but I think I Already know the answer. Sigh

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post #6 of 6

1 pullet

1 cockerel

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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