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Any roosters in my GLW / Delaware chickens??

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So I've suspected the glw with the tall comb to be a rooster from the beginning, although it seems like it's not the proper comb for the breed, I got them first week of sept so there 5-6 months old and I haven't heard any crowing also none of them are laying yet. So what say the people more experienced then me ? Any help is much appreciated

Edited by kshelton - 1/26/16 at 5:06pm
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Edited by kshelton - 1/26/16 at 5:04pm
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All pullets; but those are not GLW. They have a single comb, Wyandottes are supposed to have rose combs. Your "GLWs" are an anomaly GLW cross.

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Single combs sometimes pop up in hatchery Wyandottes. It's evidence of the hatchery breeding in something to boost production levels.

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Single combs sometimes pop up in hatchery Wyandottes. It's evidence of the hatchery breeding in something to boost production levels.

 

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All pullets; but those are not GLW. They have a single comb, Wyandottes are supposed to have rose combs. Your "GLWs" are an anomaly GLW cross.

interesting i wonder what they mix in

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Usually Leghorns. Then, for the next couple generations there will be the occasional single combed bird pop up. It's also the reason that hatchery birds can be such poor examples of their breeds, even if the hatchery has been breeding them for over 20 years. Their birds don't get better over-time, they get worse or stay the same year after year. 

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I agree they're all pullets. 

 

Just a tip, if you raise that feeder up to shoulder/back level, you'll lose a lot less feed to waste. 

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Single combs sometimes pop up in hatchery Wyandottes. It's evidence of the hatchery breeding in something to boost production levels.

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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

Usually Leghorns. Then, for the next couple generations there will be the occasional single combed bird pop up. It's also the reason that hatchery birds can be such poor examples of their breeds, even if the hatchery has been breeding them for over 20 years. Their birds don't get better over-time, they get worse or stay the same year after year. 

X2 on both of junebuggena's post. I also agree that they are all pullets. :o)

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