Seven and a half week old EE's.. Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Coop de Grille, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What am I?
    I have thought all along this tan colored chick was a female, but today her comb is getting red and the rust color in her wings is telling me roo...


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    This is my Silver Laced Wyandotte, pullet or roo?



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  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both the EE and the SLW ooh like cockerels to me. How old is the EE?
     
  3. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going by the comb, I think the EE is a pullet. Roosters have three lines of bumps on thier combs, and hens one line.The SLW looks like a roo to me.
     
  4. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little over seven weeks.
     
  5. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both ees and SLW can be tricky, reason being the ee's hackle feathers are pointy, even on girls. I had one that I swore was a male, thicker legs and bigger than the others, turned out female. The SLW can be tricky because their combs get so big so fast. I posted pics when mine were 5 weeks and was told both were boys. At 7 months, they had huge bubble eraser looking things on their heads, and both were female. lol

    ETA: the slw has alot of white on his wing all in one spot, and stands very upright, I would guess a roo.
     
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  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they both look like cockerels
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think your slw is a boy.

    I see what you mean about the darker color on the wing on the ee, but everything else looks girl to me. Would you be so kind as to post pics of her (?) in a month or so?
     
  8. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely!
     
  9. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing that would make me say "boy" for the EE is the pinkness of the comb, pullets don't usual get any pink on their comb until thy are at POL.
     
  10. Yes, i also think that ee is a Pullet and SLW is a Cockerel.
     

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