he or she? (SLW, white EE, 5.5 weeks old, pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by farmergal, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, out of 28 chicks, I was supposed to get all pullets and 1 RIR roo. Well, I definitely have a WL roo too -- at 3 weeks, his comb started growing so fast and so big that he couldn't fit his head through the feeder holes to eat!!
    Now there are a couple others that I'm wondering about. This white EE has been getting into it with the RIR rooster quite a bit, which is why I started wondering if she was a he. S/he also has small bumps on her ankles (spurs starting to grow?)
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    To compare, here's my other white EE, whose comb is much less red:
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    Now, what about this SLW? S/he's a bit jowl-y, and the only other SLW I have to compare to is a bit younger, so I'm not sure if it's just an age thing or it's a gender thing. The bird's name is "skunk," because it had the cutest little skunk stripes as a chick, maybe I jinxed it by giving it such a boy-ish name!
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    Sorry the pictures are so crummy... they're totally friendly UNTIL I get out the camera and want to take photos of them!
    What are your guesses?
     
  2. doodledoo

    doodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert by any means but the one in the last picture looks like it has pretty red wattles so my guess on that one would be roo (just a guess). Maybe someone else can help you out. Cute chicks by the way!
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm a bit perplexed....the white EE looks "girly" to me, but the dark comb is throwing me off...
     
  4. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that red comb on the white EE makes me a bit nervous...
    Gosh, I hope I don't have 4 roos! Convenient that they're all different breeds, but I only have 2 coops, and I don't want to end up with a bunch of mutts running around the yard... which is why I only ordered one RIR cockerel to begin with, so I could just hatch the brown eggs.
    I guess I could do a sort of "brood coop" with one of the coops, and isolate a roo and a few hens for breeding purposes? Assuming all 4 roos get along decently? [​IMG]
     

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