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5 month SLW a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tamsflock, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about this one do you think this is a hen or a ROO?
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The roos have a slightly different coloration than the girls. Is it a pure SLW or a cross? Doesn't look like my SLW girls at all. I'd say it's a cockerel. I think I see pointy saddle feathers.
     
  3. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is suppose to be a pure SLW. But I don't know. Bought them from a guy locally he had 25 birds in each breed so I would guess he got them from a hatchery. They were suppose to be pullets leave it to me to pick all the roos.
     
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Sorry...yep...looks like a cockerel.
     
  5. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the saddle feathers are getting pointy so that would be a cockeral right
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Here's my SLW roo when he was a couple of months old.

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    Here he is more recently, at about 6 months old. [​IMG]

    Hope this helps!


    BTW, you're sure your bird is 5 MONTHS old? [​IMG]
     
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  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Cockerel, and looks younger than 5 months.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yeah, that was bugging me about the bird's age. Seems younger than five months.
     
  9. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could be a little off on the age. I know he is older than the chicks I bought and they are 3 months. The person I got them from said they were 4 weeks but I don't know what they really were and I have had them 3 or 4 weeks before my hatchery birds came in. so for sure 4 months maybe not 5?? He is nothing compared to the picture below of the 6 month old. So age, sex both could be wrong.
     
  10. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I think the earlobe color looks wrong to be a pure wyandotte [​IMG]

    Its comb and wattles look pullet-ish to me, if it's really 5 months old.
     

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