SL Wyandotte Gender Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SeaChicken, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. SeaChicken

    SeaChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is Winnie, 8 weeks old, who is either a VERY aggressive pullet or is showing another quality??? It doesn't help that I don't know how much pecking should be involved in their establishing a pecking order...
    What do you think? She was sold as a sexed pullet.
    THANK YOU!
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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SLW's are hard to sex. At 8 weeks I would tend to say roo, but I had people saying roo to my pullets here two years ago. Good luck
     
  3. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2

    My 7 week old SLW's don't have nearly the amount of red on their combs or wattles, I would lean roo too, but as the previous poster says, don't give up hope yet, it just does not look promising, sorry.
     
  4. SeaChicken

    SeaChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, Winnie had a very pronounced and red comb area when quite young, but I had read that it was common with this breed, but now I don't know!!
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd say roo.....my slw pullets don't have any red in their combs until much older.

    Are you sure it's just 8 weeks? It looks older.
     
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  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Roo, no doupt.

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  7. SeaChicken

    SeaChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, folks - yes, s/he is going into 9th week for sure.
     
  8. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agree...do you have a side photo of it?
     
  9. SeaChicken

    SeaChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    How about these?
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  10. MoriahQuilts

    MoriahQuilts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting the pics - its helpful to compare. I have one SLW that has yellow comb, but the other's comb is twice as wide and pink, but not as red as my other roo's and not as large as one the one you posted photo of. So I can have hope!
     

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