Originally Posted by Ron Skekel
Why do you think both are roo's? I read that you should wait three days for feather sexing. The Silverrudd Blues that are black can be solid black but most time they have some yellow on them. The underbelly and a little on the face. Their feet are usually two tone slate on the legs and to the foot. The foot is usually flash or pink in color as they grow they turn slate on top. Splash and blue ones can start out yellow so watch for blue spots as the yellow chicks grow.
Once the Neiddhiner start feathering you will notice the coukoo pattern . The poulets are darker than the roosters. All but one of my roosters followed this rule.
I'm surprised only one biefelder hatched the are pretty easy to hatch. Did you open them to see if they were quitters ? Hope this helps you figure out who is who. Pam
Thanks Pam! My mixed EEs hatch out just the same as what you described for the silverudd blue so I'm out of luck there. The EEs should be pretty big, so I can wait to see what happens there.
Only two bieles made it to lockdown. The one that hatched pipped a vein and i was sure it wasn't going to survive that. I don't know what my temps were like for the week I was gone, so it could've been temp related. Looks like the quitters all did do around the same time, so likely a spike I'd think.
I just have a feeling they're all roos. That's the sort of hatch it has been. I've heard that the roos tolerate heat spikes better than pullet eggs. But who truly knows.