Oh dear, I think I may have a SLW Roo... Thoughts PLEASE!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aggielady, Oct 29, 2013.

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  1. aggielady

    aggielady Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe I am among the many posts I have read that fear they may have a roo in the hen house. [​IMG]
    I'm aware these inquiries usually ends up in a confirmed roo but I am still holding out hope because the signs are not very prominent...?

    I bought two Silver Laced Wyandottes a month ago. They were a month old.
    Now at two months, one (my fave) "Pepper" has a slightly larger wattle than the other. Their bodies are the same size and shape though.
    It seems when someone suspects a roo it tends to be the case, however when I looked at pics of someone else's 3 month old Wyandotte roo, it had a full blown wattle and comb. I know they grow fast, but I would think it would be more obvious by now if it were to look like that in 2-3 weeks. Thoughts?? Please?

    "Pepper" is the one I'm concerned about and I included a picture of the my other pullet "Rosemary" for comparison. Their wattle looks larger from certain angles in the pictures than in person so I took several angles.
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 2 months I think you have 2 pullets. Are the legs of one especially thicker than the other?
     
  3. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pepper looks like a girl to me. My GLW pullet looked very similar at the same age.
     
  4. aggielady

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    [​IMG]I sure hope you are right! I had to run outside to check their legs and if they are slightly thicker, its not really obvious. I did notice a slight difference in their tails while I was out there- Pepper's tail slightly slopes up and Rosemary's tail slightly slopes down. Is that telling at this age?
     
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  5. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree-looks like a pullet.
     
  6. aggielady

    aggielady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks PeakyBeaky! I'm so relieved.
     
  7. aggielady

    aggielady Out Of The Brooder

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    For those on the edge of your seats, rest assured that Miss Pepper is in fact a girl- she was the first to mature and the first to lay in fact! She gives us a beautiful speckled brown egg every day [​IMG]
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    Here she is in action and all grown up. Thanks again for the reassurance everyone! She's changed so much from her pictures above- aww!
     
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  8. PimentoPlymouth

    PimentoPlymouth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the hen and celebrate with a nice omelet. :)
     
  9. aggielady

    aggielady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much! My first ones were fried so I could taste the egg better but I can't wait to try the omelette - YUM!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Thank you for the update--I sometimes wonder how things turned out, and it's always good to look back and see the baby pic vs the adult pic!
     

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