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Is this a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Portia, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick is only a little over 2 weeks, so it might be early to definatively sex him..but just look at this comb. He is also starting to develop some waddle...none of the other chicks have even a trace of waddle yet. What do you think?

    Here he is.....[​IMG]
    A picture of one of the 'girls'....[​IMG]

    And here he is in the mix of the other 5...[​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd say yes, you have a boy. Are they SLWs? If so, a pretty definite boy.
     
  3. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are. Now I just have to convince my DH to let me keep 1 roo
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The comb doesn't look pink to me, so I'd say no. Their combs are naturally wider, so you can't really sex based on that. I'd say you won't know for sure for a couple more weeks to see if the comb pinks up.

    Jody
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I may have to check my eyes, Jody, LOL. I see pinky tones starting to come in, but Portia, you have the chick in person...is the comb starting to color up a little? My SLW girls didn't have a comb like that for over a month or more.
     
  6. IrkanInvader89

    IrkanInvader89 Out Of The Brooder

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    When I saw that post in BST I thought immediately it was male. It's still hard to tell definitively, but definitely looks male to me.
     
  7. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb is not pink, in fact some of the other SLW with smaller combs are a bit more on the pink side. I think the pink is the reflection off the red bulb up in the brooder. In my batch of SLW, all of them look pretty unique; unlike some of the other breeds I have.
     
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  8. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I swore that 2 of my 5 would be roos, and many on here agreed with me and all are hens [​IMG] You probably just need to wait...
     
  9. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i already have my slws sexed and they barely have feather. the combs stick out like crazy! that is defn a boy!

    by the way, are your's unusually flighty? mine are crazy compared to my others
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    SLW combs are deceiving. I would wait until week 4-5 to be sure. I'm hoping it's a girl for you.

    Jody
     

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