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Silver laced Wyandotte

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SoccerMomof7, May 27, 2008.

  1. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Okay anybody that have had or currently do have, when you SLW got their comb was it pink or red. Everyone says that mine is a boy because the little bit of comb is red but even the hens I see have very red combs, so to everybody that knows SLW what color does their comb come in?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My SLW girls' combs came in yellowish and stayed that way till almost three months old when the pinky color started in.
     
  3. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    nooo

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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here's that three month old SLW. I think you can tell that the comb is still barely pink.
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  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    My SLW girls' combs didn't get red at all until just a few weeks before they started to lay.

    They were yellow for quite a while, and then turned pink but still small, and finally really red only just before laying age around 20 weeks.

    If your SLW is not at least 16 wks and the comb is already really red, I'm thinking boy... can you post a pic?
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:I feel your pain. My 2 youngest kids picked out what were supposed to be all pullets 3 weeks ago. Here is my son's 8 week old SLW -- roo(??) -- If so, we're going to have to return him. [​IMG] Not only that, but s/he is not much larger than our 2 Millie Fleur bantams (pictured) who are 7 weeks old, and about 1/2 the size of our two 8 week old standards (compare to the black Australorp in picture #4), so I'm suspecting that not only is it a he, but a banty SLW as well. [​IMG] Anyone care to comment?
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