GLW hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BezelChicken, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. BezelChicken

    BezelChicken Just Hatched

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    We bought 9 pullets in mid February from two places, and have 2 crowing EEs :(. Now I'm worried about our GLW. The GLW looks very different from the SLW, though they are from different hatcheries. The lighting in our garage isnt great, but there is a little more red in the comb and wattles on Goldie.

    We can possibly deal with 2 roosters but 3 would be pretty difficult.

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  2. 6sablehens

    6sablehens Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful chickens :)
    The comb does look a a bit big. how old is it? Have you seen any long pointy saddle feathers near the tail?
     
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  3. BezelChicken

    BezelChicken Just Hatched

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    About 10 weeks. We bought them 2 different dayes and some were dsy old and some week old, but I'm estimating 10 weeks.

    I'm not sure about feathers. I'm just not that good at spotting that in pics and my first roosters are also 10 weeks old.
     
  4. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Remembering the Forgotten

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    Lost, I fear.
    I'm leaning toward cockerel, but the small body and legs are befuddling me. Usually males ate more muscular and larger by ten weeks old...
    Sorry I couldn't be of much help.
    ~Sarah
     
  5. 6sablehens

    6sablehens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm also thinking it may be a cockerel, but I'm not 100% sure. Keep an eye out for different behaviour, saddle feathers and the comb and wattles getting bigger and darker. We will probably have to wait and see to know for sure.
     
  6. BezelChicken

    BezelChicken Just Hatched

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    Thanks, I won't make any drastic decisions for awhile!
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look to be pullets to me. Cockerels in laced patterns would have solid white or gold wing bars by this age.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Gray farms
     
  9. 6sablehens

    6sablehens Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a good point, I only have an older glw pullet but her wing bars are not solid.
     
  10. ambabya

    ambabya Chillin' With My Peeps

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