*new pic *Still undecided on my SLW & EE's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fshinggrl, May 17, 2009.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,615
    55
    248
    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    What do you think? Roos or pullets? 5 weeks old
    SLW:

    [​IMG]

    No tail on my EE yet.

    [​IMG]

    And my two white EE's

    [​IMG]

    My screen name should be impatient nelly! [​IMG]

    eta: new title
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The SLW is a roo...the others I don't know.
     
  3. sbs

    sbs Out Of The Brooder

    56
    0
    29
    Oct 7, 2008
    Pasadena,Ca.
    Do you have more frontal shots of the EE's , it would be good to see the comb.
     
  4. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

    308
    0
    129
    Apr 16, 2009
    Bradford, VT
    the SLW looks like a roo... EE's are hard to tell, but I'm guessing they are all pullets [​IMG]
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,615
    55
    248
    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    [​IMG]

    Best I have right now.
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,615
    55
    248
    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    None of my EE's have any noticeable big combs. I just have 2-3 SLW who looks like the one pictured. All the feathers seem to be round though...
    Here is a picture of that head shots' back. Hope it helps.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

    257
    0
    129
    Mar 17, 2009
    Jersey Shore
    I have one slw and one glw both getting reddish combs and wattles. Out of six these two are the most developed - looks like yours same age. All 6 were sexed as pullets by hatchery. I was hoping the girls get the comb and wattle early on this breed.??? If anyone is pro at this breed let me know, or I have two roos to.
     
  8. coloradowildflower

    coloradowildflower Chillin' With My Peeps

    160
    18
    151
    Jul 12, 2008
    Utah
    Hi there! I'm beginning to be suspicious of the SLWs, too. They may be trying to confuse us all [​IMG]

    I have 3, all sexed as pullets by the hatchery, and all have combs and wattles. They are otherwise the henniest-looking girls, but there are their red combs and wattles.

    Seems unlikely that all three were sexed wrong.

    Hmmm. This seems to be at least one variation of the breed. I'm NO EXPERT, btw. This is my first experience owning SLWs, but I wouldn't cry "ROO!" just yet . . .

    I'm pretty attached to mine, so I'm crossing my fingers that they just develop earlier sometimes. The pictures I've seen of mature SLW hens have quite impressively large, red wattles and combs (not as large as the roos, of course) and they have to develop some time . . .

    Anyone else out there with pullets whose combs and wattles developed early?

    Anyway, to answer your question, your SLW looks more like a pullet than mine do. For what that's worth [​IMG]
     
  9. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    i say pullets, but i would wait a few days. :)
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I went out today and took a couple of pictures of my SLWs that are about the same age as yours. Maybe this will help you.

    Pullet
    [​IMG]

    Roo
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by