Am I a boy or girl SLW?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sphinx, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Paula was sold to me as a pullet silver laced wyandotte. I don't know her exact age, but I'd guess she was hatched around the 24th of April, so she's around 5 weeks old now. I'm fairly new to chickens, so my only other chicks are the same age as her, or about 4 weeks older. My teenager chicks are white leghorns, and gender was super easy to guess on them.

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    So, what say you experts? I'm thinking pullet, but I really, really, really want her to be a her, so there may be wishful thinking involved.
     
  2. tlcarnes1976

    tlcarnes1976 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say pullet! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a girl. [​IMG]

    Just to compare, here is a pic of my Golden Laced Roo at exactly 5 weeks.
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    And here is a hen
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    Hen on left again
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  4. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Jasmine- your comparative picture actually answered similar questions I had on my GLW and SLWs.
     
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, seeing those pictures was incredibly helpful! Paula's comb seemed pretty dark red, but when I compare her with a known rooster of the same age, it really isn't that dark. I was comparing her to the EE in the pen with her, and she is redder than the EE.
     

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