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Help sex SLWs 6weeks old

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by youngfarm26, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. youngfarm26

    youngfarm26 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 18, 2015
    Hello my SLW's are 6 weeks of age and are growing at two different rates the larger of the two has the reddish come and feathers are fuller developed quicker with pattern in the smaller of the two has a yellowish comb and the feathers are not developing as fast also the larger of the two has bigger feet. If you determine gender by comb color and feather development one with the reddish come is developing his/her feathers faster. I'm thinking I have a roo (larger chick) and pullet (smaller chick). Any thoughts or feedback??
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry I am not fluent in Silver laced Wyandottes. I recommend you post at "what breed or gender is this," [​IMG]
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    It could be that you have a roo and a pullet and that is why they are growing at different rates. But then again it may not be case amd that they are just different at developing. I have certainly seen this with my polish chicks. All of the same breed and parentage but have grown at different rates. Please do drop by the what breed gender section as drumstick suggested ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Wishing you the very best of luck amd enjoy BYC :frow
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    x3 on the gender/sex forum recommendation.

    If one is a roo, will you be able to keep him? They are beautiful birds.

    Thanks for joining us!
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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