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Silver Grey Dorking pullets and roos? - updated with pics

post #1 of 9
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OK, so I have 4 Silver Grey Dorkings, and they are 3 weeks old and already their backs and wings are fully feathered. Their chest feathers are just starting to come in.  I was wondering, is it obvious at this age what are hens and what are roos?  

post #2 of 9
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Pictures: 

 

All four silver grey dorkings... plus two Salmon Faveroles adding color to the scene. :-) 

 

Another picture with all four birds... showing the head of each. 

 

Bird #1 who has different chest feathers than the other three. 

 

Bird #2

 

Bird #3

 

Bird #4

 

Last picture... I'm not sure if this is bird #2, #3, or #4... but it shows how the chest feathers are different from bird #1. 

post #3 of 9

Right now, they are all looking like pullets to me.

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Then leaf subsides to leaf.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #4 of 9

All of them look like pullets to me, too.

Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

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Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
That's what i thought, but what about the odd feathering on #1?
post #6 of 9
#1 is a cockerel. The other three are definitely pullets though.
post #7 of 9
Black breast feathers = Cockerels for SGD
Salmon breast feathers = Pullet for SGD :-)
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
lol - hate to say it for fear I'll sound like a know it all, but I thought so! :-P
I figured it was probably either a mixed up pullet or a cockerel. in other words, i didnt know what it was!! Thanks!
Edited by suyoder - 6/19/14 at 2:21pm
post #9 of 9
An old thread, but was the first chick a cockerel and the other one a pullet? I have a 4 wk SGD with salmon breast feathers so just wondering. smile.png
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