Another "is this a roo question? "

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tryingtohaveitall, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Ohio
    One of our SLW has a redder, bigger combs than the others. I'm becoming suspicious that she is a he. We ordered all pullets, but I realize mistakes can happen.

    This is the best pic I have of him/her so far.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I believe that is a cockerel.
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I'd have to agree - he looks rooish. Do the other chicks have more feathers on their backs then this chick? I noticed w/ my wyandottes that the cockerels feather out slower then the pullets.
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    He looks exactly like my SLW roo.

  5. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    I'm gonna have to say roo as well. Though, to be honest, I have zero experience with this breed. The tail feathers seem to be sticking straight up, and his comb does seem to be pretty pink there.

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