Is he? Or is she? Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Keeniebird, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Keeniebird

    Keeniebird In the Brooder

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    I am concerned about one of my babes. I cant keep another rooster so.... give me your best educated guess! :0)
    she is a SLW from tractor supply, (sexed), but we know how that goes. :[​IMG] They are 4 weeks[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    This one too???? I think girl though :0)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    im new to chicks but they look like girls to me
     
  3. Keeniebird

    Keeniebird In the Brooder

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    I hope so! :p They are all getting so feisty and rambunctious!!! :)
     
  4. srd5757

    srd5757 Chirping

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    I am fairly certain the SLW is a female.
    I have one about 10 weeks and she it quite sassy right now (I'm hoping she grows out of that). But that is exactly what she looked like. And I think the roos tail feather come in slower and curl up. At least that's how I knew I had a roo. My roo is a production red and I also have a production red pullet that is the same age so watching the difference as they grow it became very apparent that one was male. But I don't know if all roos look that way or if they are different by breed.
     
  5. Keeniebird

    Keeniebird In the Brooder

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    Thanks! Time will tell. They are slowly getting used to me. Much more curious ond brave now. :D
     

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