Cockerel or Pullet? SLW

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by edenrice, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. edenrice

    edenrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to backyard chickens, and thought this would be a great place to ask for helpful information. I was just wondering if my 10 week old SLW pullet is actually a young rooster. I've noticed a redder, droopier waddle, and longer, pointed tail feathers. I bought a few different breeds (all hopeful pullets) from mypetchicken.com understanding that there would be a chance of some roos in the bunch. I just wanted conformation, thank you!

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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    At 10 weeks, I think you are correct that is a developing roo.

    SLW pullets will have a nice even pattern, thought it takes a bit for the to develop, but I am seeing solid blocks of white on the wings shaping up...SLW roos will dvelop solid blocks of white on the wings and the saddle.

    Also, for 10 weeks, that is pronounced comb and waddle....and yes, I think the start of a saddle point in a feather or two?

    Wyandottes can be tricky, so I wouldn't give up all hope quite yet, but it sure looks like a developing roo at this point.

    LofMc

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  3. edenrice

    edenrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! And I'd be happy with a roo or hen, as I've actually been looking for a nice rooster for a while for my ladies.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am voting pullet.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a little cockerel.
     
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    yep thats a boy! :(
     

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