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Is 3.5 weeks too young to sex Silver Laced Wyandottes? Pics included

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Ok, I got 2 SLW at our local co-op. Supposedly all they get are pullets. Mine are looking distinctly different from each other. Forgive the pictures, I took them with my phone and the chicks were less than cooperative.

Subject number 1 is a lot darker than the other one, with more white feathers peaking through and the tail is a lot longer.


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Subject number 2 is more grayish brown than black at this point, and the tail is much shorter.


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So, what do you all think?

ETA: I didn't mean to post in this forum. I meant to post in Chicken Breeds. hmm.png Sorry!
Edited by DreamsInPink - 4/7/16 at 4:44pm

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

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Neither bird is showing any blatant cockerel signs just yet - there can be a very wide spectrum of plumage in production bred SLW, the differences not being related to gender, but just breeding.

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post #3 of 5
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Thank you.. that's good news so far then!! Is there anything in particular I should watch for? I'll probably post updated pics here occasionally. smile.png

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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A bit too young.. however, as of right now, I see one that's showing cockerel. (3rd picture) But I'm pretty sure they are all pullets..


Edited by ftfarmer22 - 4/7/16 at 9:34pm
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Thank you... I'm hoping they are both pullets... only time will tell. I will post more pics. Maybe in another week or so.

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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