Silver Grey Dorking pullets and roos? - updated with pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suyoder, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. suyoder

    suyoder Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, so I have 4 Silver Grey Dorkings, and they are 3 weeks old and already their backs and wings are fully feathered. Their chest feathers are just starting to come in. I was wondering, is it obvious at this age what are hens and what are roos?
     
  2. suyoder

    suyoder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pictures:

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    All four silver grey dorkings... plus two Salmon Faveroles adding color to the scene. :)

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    Another picture with all four birds... showing the head of each.

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    Bird #1 who has different chest feathers than the other three.

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    Bird #2

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    Bird #3

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    Bird #4

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    Last picture... I'm not sure if this is bird #2, #3, or #4... but it shows how the chest feathers are different from bird #1.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Right now, they are all looking like pullets to me.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of them look like pullets to me, too.
     
  5. suyoder

    suyoder Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what i thought, but what about the odd feathering on #1?
     
  6. cukooformarans

    cukooformarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 is a cockerel. The other three are definitely pullets though.
     
  7. cukooformarans

    cukooformarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black breast feathers = Cockerels for SGD
    Salmon breast feathers = Pullet for SGD :)
     
  8. suyoder

    suyoder Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol - hate to say it for fear I'll sound like a know it all, but I thought so! :p
    I figured it was probably either a mixed up pullet or a cockerel. in other words, i didnt know what it was!! Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2014
  9. spotter

    spotter Out Of The Brooder

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    An old thread, but was the first chick a cockerel and the other one a pullet? I have a 4 wk SGD with salmon breast feathers so just wondering. :)
     
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