Gender guesses? SLW 5 wks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lizage, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. lizage

    lizage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure I know my answer already, but since I'm not familiar with this breed, I thought I'd ask anyways. These 3 silver laced wyandottes are 5 wks old in this picture. The combs for the 2 on the left turned red at about 2.5 wks old, lol. the one on the right is red now, but it's not as dark and it didn't redden up until 4 wks or so (not sure if this makes a difference). The legs for all 3 look the same to me.

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  2. Vora

    Vora Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three that did exactly what yours did! I just assumed that they were all roos, but the chances that all six of our chicks are roos are pretty slim, right? If I had to guess, I'd have to say that our chicks that had their combs turn red later are the likely pullets.
     
  3. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At only 5 weeks their combs and wattles are very red... I'm guessing boys [​IMG]
     
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  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah.. 5 weeks, those are all boys.
     
  5. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All boys. I had four of them and they pinked up like that by 4 weeks old. They all turned out to be little roo's.
     
  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, all 3 look like cockerels to me.
     
  7. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed!


     
  8. lizage

    lizage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. So much for 50/50 chances... [​IMG] Maybe I'll get at least one really nice roo out of them... [​IMG]
     
  9. christybmom9802

    christybmom9802 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what did they turn out to be? I too have some SLW and it seems like they pink up sooner than other breeds.
     

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