IS it possible at 21 weeks to have a roo and not know?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chick4chix, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 21 week GLW who all of a sudden has a "hooked" tail- is it possible for this girl to be a roo at this late stage and me not know it? Her/his wattles are very small still and pink- no red- whereas her sister- same age SLW has fully red wattles and comb and very girly. No crowing from anyone- but no laying either



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    Here is a photo of her/him behind the SLW and the EE's you can see the hooked tail beginning- also her neck feathers are extremely glossy all of a sudden and the lacing around the gold is iridescent green?
     
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  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    You likely would know by this age but can you post a clear, full body close up including the head? From that pic it looks like a pullet. I have a few hens with tails like that.
     
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  3. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me!
     
  4. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Cafarmgirl-
    Here is another shot of her- she is very active so hard to get- but she also ended up with a single comb- not a rose comb which I learned happens sometimes with hatchery birds.

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  5. verlaj

    verlaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a pullet to me!
     
  6. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YEAH- thanks everyone- I was starting to get worried
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Pullet!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, definitely a girl. [​IMG]
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    If it was a rooster, the feathers would look completely different [​IMG]
     
  10. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAHOO! I wonder when I'm gonna get eggs now? [​IMG]
     

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