Any difference in feathering on male and female SLW?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I know that barred birds feather out differently, with males being 'whiter' than females. I was wondering if SLW do this as well, cause some of mine (that are supposed to be all pullets, but you know how that goes) look whiter than the others.
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raised 2 slw's and they were both girls, and one was way whiter than the other. It does not mean it is a rooster [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The roos will normally have more of a "streaky" lacing on their backs while the pullets will have more defined lacing when they're young. As the roos mature they definately have more white on their backs.
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  4. CelticMoon1

    CelticMoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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