BLRW joke - now 11 weeks old, is it a boy??! (answer in post #82)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by technodoll, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this in a previous thread but it's getting lost in the rubble, so hopefully this post will get some answers... [​IMG]

    This was supposed to be a BLRW chick. It apparently has proper lineage (nicely laced parents) but IMO something went wrong, it looks like a mutt to me.

    Anyways.

    Thought it was a pullet a month ago but now my hopes are sinking.

    He/she is now 10 weeks old and although there is no comb and the wattles are barely there, I see saddle feathers growing in. Face is getting red, hackle feathers look pointy, wing feathers are shiny/irridescent and those legs ain't small.

    I'm so discouraged - we're over-run by boys and I can only keep a handful, the rest will have to be re-homed after all this hard work and investment - and who the heck wants a mutt rooster anyways?. [​IMG]

    I took some pics today and would love confirmation that Scarlet is, indeed, a boy [​IMG]

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    THANK YOU!!
     
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  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, it kinda looks like you got something other than a BLRW, sorry. I am not supre good at sexing, but the comb and wattles hardly look roo-ish to me. I only say that because my chicks at 10 weeks old (various breeds) have much redder and larger combs and wattles at 10 weeks. I think you still have hope for a pullet, hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    BLRW............................[​IMG]

    You got an EE my friend, look at that comb! Guessing a pullet since it would be redder and wider if a boy.
     
  4. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say female.
     
  5. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyandottes have pea combs, but I don't think that's a BLR. It does look like a pullet to me.
     
  6. macmama

    macmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know of this is true of BLRW, but I know SLWs look MUCH better the older they get-- the lacing is often really messy until after the first molt, and is prettiest after the 1-year mark... so she may end up looking prettier. It does look like a pullet to me too-- but I'm a chicken newbie.
     
  7. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is pullet; and I think when she feathers-up she is going to be pretty - whatever breed she is!
     
  8. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say girl, especially if she is part wyandotte. Those boys have much bigger and redder combs at 10 weeks.
     
  9. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So am I imagining those shiny, orange, pointy hackle feathers starting to grow in the middle of her back?

    What about the pointy neck feathers and the red face around the eyes?

    I shouldn't worry about those since the rest of her seems to be pullet?

    *so confused*

    PS: I did report this to the breeder, who was very perplexed since her breeding pen for BLRW is strictly controlled and she has beautiful birds. I bought 7 chicks from her, out of the surviving 6 there is this "off the mark" one that she cannot explain and is very apologetic about. My guess is a throwback gene popped up, perhaps her birds are not all pure... [​IMG]
     
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  10. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a cockerel! Look at those saddle feathers coming in!
     

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