Is Pharaoh a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DoctorGoose, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my 11 week old silver-laced wyandotte (pullet?) Pharaoh-and compared to everybody else, her wattles are pretty big....(I'm told if you click on the picture it will get larger)[​IMG]
    a farther away pic:
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    And can you tell me the breed of these free chicks I got from the hatchery? They are three weeks old:
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    Thanks!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd say your SLW is a roo because here is one of my SLW pullets at about 10 or 11 weeks old. Your free chick appears to be a Barred Plymouth Rock
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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I second those statements. Roo and BR.
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, and the Barred Rock in the pic appears to be a girl from her coloring. Although that's not 100%, right speckledhen? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You got that right, ella, LOL! Although, I do think you more often find light colored hens rather than dark colored roosters, the sexing rules for Barred Rocks are not 100% accurate.
     

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