Any roosters in my GLW / Delaware chickens??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kshelton, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. kshelton

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    So I've suspected the glw with the tall comb to be a rooster from the beginning, although it seems like it's not the proper comb for the breed, I got them first week of sept so there 5-6 months old and I haven't heard any crowing also none of them are laying yet. So what say the people more experienced then me ? Any help is much appreciated
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    All pullets; but those are not GLW. They have a single comb, Wyandottes are supposed to have rose combs. Your "GLWs" are an anomaly GLW cross.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Single combs sometimes pop up in hatchery Wyandottes. It's evidence of the hatchery breeding in something to boost production levels.
     
  5. kshelton

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    interesting i wonder what they mix in
     
  6. junebuggena

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    Usually Leghorns. Then, for the next couple generations there will be the occasional single combed bird pop up. It's also the reason that hatchery birds can be such poor examples of their breeds, even if the hatchery has been breeding them for over 20 years. Their birds don't get better over-time, they get worse or stay the same year after year.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree they're all pullets.

    Just a tip, if you raise that feeder up to shoulder/back level, you'll lose a lot less feed to waste.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    X2 on both of junebuggena's post. I also agree that they are all pullets. :eek:)
     
  9. drumstick diva

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