Git these SLW from the PULLET bin...... but I'm not convinced.... ???

tabatha_westcott

Songster
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Jan 18, 2009
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I got some slw males from Ideal and their combs turned bright pink rite away. The middle pic (one on the left) looks just like the little roos I got. The others look more yellow to me
 

firedove

Songster
11 Years
Nov 10, 2008
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Fitzwilliam NH
I've never been good at telling the sex on BRs even when they get older than that but on it's face, it does look like the hens I have when they were pullets. And now they have huge red combs and lay some lovely eggs, there were many times before they started laying that I thought one or the other must be a rooster with the way their combs developed but then they both started giving me eggs and neither ever grew spurs.

As for the SLWs how old are they? I think mine are still younger than yours so I'm not sure about the combs but I'm interested to learn if someone has more insight. I've learned a lot about the Wyandottes but comb development wise I'm still in the dark.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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Adair Co., KY
I have no idea about the SLW, but the BR is for sure a girl. The females will have black on the front of their legs normally, and they also feather in looking pretty much black in the beginning. I have a pair of young BR, and the pullet is still a lot darker than the cockerel is. The male BR will feather in with very noticeable bars, the females just look polka-dotted at first..
 

Guitartists

Resistance is futile
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
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Michigan
They're 3-4 weeks old.... well, I wondered if it was just a SLW thing... maybe it is and maybe they ARE pullets... I hope so! LOL
 

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