BLRW ? Pictures added

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Katy, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Does anyone who has BLRW have any pictures of theirs at about 7 weeks of age. I hatched 6 and I think 4 are roos. [​IMG] Sure seems like their combs are getting pinker and one has definate wattles showing up.

    I've added some pictures of some of them.
    Pullet?[​IMG]

    Roo?[​IMG]

    Pullet?[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Your guesses seem right, although that third one could go either way. My Wyandottes never seem to have any pink in their combs till about 12 weeks old, but then, mine were SLW, not BLRW, if that makes any difference. They are gorgeous! I love the darker ones. The colors are so crisp, they seem to pop!
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Thanks for moving it for me.....don't know what I was thinking....guess I wasn't! [​IMG]

    I think they're gonna be very pretty birds. They are very tame and inquisitive. I couldn't get decent pictures of all 6 of them. My hatches since last spring have been running lots more roos than pullets. Guess I might just have to get some more eggs!! [​IMG]
     
  4. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Those are beautiful BLRW!! I love the darker ones, and the lacing is great! Where did you get them??
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I got them off eggbid. They're very sweet birds.
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    They are gorgeous! My Hotwing is a dark but both my pullets are light.

    That second one is a roo, the first is a pullet and the third... I'm leaning towards roo.

    I don't know how old they are here, but here is Hotwing (roo, left) and Nugget (pullet, right).

    [​IMG]

    And again...
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    Close up of a teenaged Hotwing.
    [​IMG]

    I hope these pictures help! One thing I've noticed is the little hens will have the lacing on their back and back towards their tails whereas the little roos don't.
    EDITED to add: See on that last picture? You can see he doesn't have lacing on his back but that little part of her that you can see in the same picture does have the lacing.
     
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  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Thanks CarriBrown. Mine are right at 7 weeks. I'll have to go check out the lacing on their backs.
     
  8. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Katy,

    I can't help with if they are roos or pullets but they sure are pretty!

    Tonya
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Thanks Tonya....if I have any extra roos would you be interested?
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Can't wait for my baby Hotwing/Nugget/Potpie, Carri. Katy, those are amazing.
     

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