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Afraid to ask on my EE and SLW

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cynthia12, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I've been watching this one for 10 weeks.that's his/her age. I think I'm seeing some saddle feathers? [​IMG] Dad was a pure BO, and mom was an EE, mostly blue with some black in her wings and tail..striking color of an EE.. ok, here I go, a few pics..oh, and also wondering about my pure SLW. Not very good pictures of her, she is hanging with the EE.. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    And the last one that I really see what I think are saddle feathers? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    No one? I know there are a lot of experts out there. [​IMG]
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    From what I've read, only boys will have red on their wings like that. So I am saying the mix is a boy.

    Also, that is not a pure SLW.

    I need better pictures to guess on that one [​IMG]

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    This is a SLW, my girl @ 5 1/2 months or so.
     
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be a hatchery SLW...mine were awful...OP, hate to tell you this, but I see two boys...can we have upclose pics of each one please? Side views if possible.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I just don't see any lacing at all to be honest. That's why I think it's not full SLW.

    They do both look like boys for that age. The black one has pretty shiny saddle feathers for a girl [​IMG]
     
  6. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good point. I don't really see any lacing either...Then again, my hatchery SLW had more splotches than lacing [​IMG] It would be easier to tell more if we could see the whole chicken.
     
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  7. Cynthia12

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    Oh no, I promise that it is a pure SLW. I heard that it takes a while for the lacing to come out? The person I got the eggs from has been doing SLW for a long time, this is the 5th generation! Better be pure. Remember, only 10 weeks old. I was so hoping that the SLW especially was a girl. [​IMG]

    Looking for a better picture, but it will be of the two together again.
    Shucks, I erased the one with the full face on of the SLW..but I am willing to get another! The comb and wattles are pretty red at this early stage..I think I have two roos too..but will get a good picture anyway. Back in a while. [​IMG]
     
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  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I can see saddle feathers on the EE-2nd photo from bottom-Roo
    the other is a not so great photo but from what I see -roo

    Sorry Cynthia:(
     
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  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:For comparison, here is my SLW at 10 weeks old.

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    Her lacing was not in right at this age, but it was obvious it was lacing.

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    8 weeks old.
     
  10. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dunno about that...My laced birds were well laced by that age....here are a couple shots of my birds way younger than yours...they are BLRW, and even at 6 weeks, their lacing is far better developed than the bird in your pictures.

    You can already see the lacing beginning to show in these pictures

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    Here are birds about the same age as yours

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    This is the same two birds a couple of months ago

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    These are all hatchery birds. I would expect a 5th gen from a breeder to be superior quality in every way...especially lacing [​IMG]
     

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