Mom's Chicks--Pullet or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PhlyinPheBee, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Here are some shots of my mom's SLW. 3.5 weeks old. What do we look for to see what sex it is. They would not be very still.

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  2. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets to me. My SLW roosters had a very red comb by the time they were 3 weeks old. I'm not really very good at guessing though. Some of the roosters really just stand out as roosters -- it's so much easier to tell when you have several of the same breed.
     
  3. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Quote:Funny that you say that. She has 4. With the hopes of getting 2. She said that they all look almost alike.
     
  4. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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  5. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

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    Here is my SLW Roo at 2 weeks...
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    Here he is at 3 weeks...

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    I could tell when he was 1 1/2 weeks that he was a roo.

    Dont know if you can use these pics to compare or not.
     
  6. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See the length of the wing feathers in your photos? That indicates a female. This is probably the only breed that I can say for sure whether male or female. I have tried with other breeds but not to 99% accuracy.
     
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  7. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    My Mom will be so happy!!!!!!!
     
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Length of the wing feathers, huh??

    I noticed that my cockerels DO have short stubby little wings, all the pullets have wing feathers out past their butts.
     
  9. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

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    Quote:Soooo does that apply to all breeds, that you've noticed?

    Or just the SLW's.

    I noticed my EE has the longest wings for a chick. The other ones are not so long, now Im worried [​IMG]
     
  10. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Well I know that I have used the feather sexing for 2 different batches of frizzles and it worked. I have 3 RIR chicks and 2 have way more wing growth than the other. So I am calling it 2 pullets and 1 roo.
     

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