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5 wk. BA? Not so sure.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peony07, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. peony07

    peony07 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't seen any photos of Black Austrolorps with so much white striping on feathers and such a wide flat comb. It is really red, and s/he already shows red waddles, I think. Any ideas? Is my dear Abigail a roo? She is significantly heavier than her EE and BR sisters, but that could be a breed thing? Thanks.

    Sorry if the photos are huge, I have no idea how to get them smaller!
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  2. peony07

    peony07 Out Of The Brooder

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    accck, where is the photo? Man.
    I'll describe h/she as best as I can, if photo doesn't work.
    And I apologize, I don't know any termenology.
    The shaft of her feathers are white with some white coloring in the feather as well, making her feathers look vertically stripy.
    her comb area is really red, but mottled with black, and it looks flat with no visible upright comb shape at all and not pea shaped either, just a little bumpy.
    Does that help?
     
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's looks like a Silver Laced Wyandotte to me, and I would say based on the redness of the comb, that it is a cockeral.
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, SLW male.
     
  5. peony07

    peony07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I guess I have a SLW roo for free if anyone wants to come get him. Darn.
    And to think, a SLW was going to be on next years list.
    Thanks
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto.
     
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    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a SLW that had a redder comb than any of my other breeds and was worried it might be a cockeral but it turned out to be a pullet.
     
  9. peony07

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    Ugh, I guess I'll wait a bit longer, though I'm leaning toward roo as well. He/she is so bossy and just started pulling out tail feathers of the other girls! I would like to know sooner than later so we can give him away young and we won't get more attached.

    Wondering how easy it is to give away roos? Do people generally take them in or are we stuck with culling her/him if/when he/she crows? We simply cannot have rosters, though SLW roos are beautiful!
     

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