3 week old SLW question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilchicklover, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. lilchicklover

    lilchicklover Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    I received 7 chickies from MPC June 27, I ordered all pullets but I'm questioning the gender of one of my SLW chicks. I have 2 SLW so I can compare them together, chick 1 has a pale comb and no wattles yet but chick number 2 has a weird looking comb its redder and is not growing as fast but is starting to grow a little higher up and is already starting to grow little tiny red wattles it is also more assertive than the rest could this be the start of a little rooster or can this just be a really early maturing female. Thanks for any help.
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Pictures would help.
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    SLWs are notorious to being hard to figure out. They vary sooo much. Yes, pictures might help, but at 3 weeks, it just may be too young.
  4. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2008
    Someone here told me that some roos start crowing at 3 weeks.
    And the red headgear is a big indicator. If it crows like a roo...
    but pics would get you more responses!
  5. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    Bellefonte, PA
    If it's getting waddles at 3 weeks-it's a roo, photo or not!
  6. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    Portland, tennessee
    No chivken crows at 3 weeks.. maybe 3 months.. but not 3 weeks

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