5 week old GLWs--one is not looking like the other--PIC HEAVY

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BtownChickMom, May 18, 2012.

  1. BtownChickMom

    BtownChickMom Chirping

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    I have two GLW chicks that are 5 weeks old. One is developing a lot slower than the other. Do I have one boy and one girl, or could one just be a slow-grower?? [​IMG] Here are the pics:

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    Gracie (or is it Graham???)--
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    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Emmasmom

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    They look about like mine - also 5 weeks. The pink in the comb and wattle makes me wonder if it could be a roo - mine also have a little pink in their combs and maybe the start of a wattle (supposed to be pullets) so I really am not sure. My darker one is definitely larger, but they feathered about the same. Pretty coloring though! Hopefully someone can give a more definite answer.

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  3. BtownChickMom

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    Thanks Emmasmom, they are really pretty. They're pretty feisty too, especially Gracie/Graham. That, the slow feathering and that pinkish-red wattle are why I'm worried, lol.
     
  4. Emmasmom

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    Mine are pretty fiesty too - kind of skiddish, but they will definitely come for a treat! Blanche, the second one, especially. I looked up the GLW thread on here and there are many beautiful pics of the breed - a few at around our birds' age. Here's the link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/540948/golden-laced-wyandotte-thread If it doesn't work just search for golden laced wyandotte thread. Best Wishes and [​IMG]!
     
  5. Gonna go out on a limb here.... Btown... To me, 2 roos. Emmasmom... Pullets. You should have no wattle development at all on a pullets, just like Emma's.
    Btown, both of your have red combs and wattles. Maybe some other person may know better. But my girls didn't get any wattles until they were close to three months... I am on my touchpad, otherwise I'd copy them to here, but you can find them on my page... There is an 8 week SLW on there.... No wattles. And my girls at 3 month and 6 months... Wattles only starting at 3 months...
     
  6. Also, on the GLW thread, there is a pullets that is much older than yours, you can see then what I mean...
     

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