Our Silver Laced Wyndotte pattern is backwards+ Gender help w/ pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PDXRN, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. PDXRN

    PDXRN Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone seen this in SLW's? WE just rescued a couple of little girls today and were told one was a Buff Orp. and the other is a SLW. Now she for the most part looks like a SLW pullet however the pattern on her breast is backwards. With black feathers and white lace instead of White with black lace. Also anyone that is willing to chime in on sex would be welcomed as well.

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  2. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullets.
     
  3. killions123

    killions123 Out Of The Brooder

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    My SLW pullet looked just like that. She came from Mejer. I would say pullets
     
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
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    I can't help regarding the backwards pattern on the SLW, but both are definitely pullets! [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    How old are they? It looks more like roo with that much red in the comb. He's marked as many hatchery birds are. Most times their lacing leaves a lot to be desired. I will say tho he has much nicer body type than most hatchery wyandottes.
     
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  6. PDXRN

    PDXRN Out Of The Brooder

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    they are 14-16 weeks old. The comb is actually half pale and half red. First time I have seen that.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Besides the comb that makes me think roo is the streakiness of the white on his back. Generally the pullets have more defined lacing on their backs while the roos are streaky.
     
  8. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
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    I'm with Katy, I think you have a rooster. And your BO is a pullet.
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Yeah- the body says hen- but those legs just scream roo!
    The SLW is still young though- the lacing might improve after a molt. I know my SLW girl looks 10 times better at 1 1/2 years old than she did at 6 months.
     
  10. PDXRN

    PDXRN Out Of The Brooder

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    I sure hope it's not a Roo we already have one Handsome SLW roo and I am not inclined to have two. WE will just have to wait and see. Looks a lot different thaan my SLW roo did at the same age but who knows. Anyone else?
     

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