SLW genders??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by de kippendame, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. de kippendame

    de kippendame Out Of The Brooder

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    These are supposed to be pullets, but I am having a hard time judging my Wyandottes! They are 6wks. Thank you!

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    Perdita(L) & Clementine(R)
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    Sorry, I'm not the best chicken photographer and those little buggers manage to stay still only until you are actually ready to take the picture!![​IMG]
     
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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver Laced Wyandottes are famously hard to tell which are cockerels and which are pullets. You have two birds. The first one (Clementine) is a pullet. [​IMG] The second one I think is a pullet as well, but has a bit more white on it in the back area... which is an indicator of a cockerel. Time will tell! [​IMG]
     
  3. chickiemamma

    chickiemamma Out Of The Brooder

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    They look like pullets to me. I have to SLWs and I was on the fence with both of them until more recently. They do make the guessing game harder. I do have to say that the head shape of yours looks very feminine-- a lot like my GLW actually who is definitely a girl!
     
  4. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, they look like pullets...BUT, hatchery birds are hard to tell. Recheck them in a few weeks.
     
  5. de kippendame

    de kippendame Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Forgive my ignorance, but why are hatchery birds harder to tell?[​IMG]

    Also, the BLRW in your avatar is beautiful! I have 3 BLRW's(of which I have no idea on their gender either)[​IMG] and I think they are just so pretty!
     
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  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Forgive my ignorance, but why are hatchery birds harder to tell?[​IMG]

    Also, the BLRW in your avatar is beautiful! I have 3 BLRW's(of which I have no idea on their gender either)[​IMG] and I think they are just so pretty!

    They're harder to tell because hatcheries don't breed for things like good lacing and correct body type while a good breeder does. A hatchery breeds for quantity, not quality.
     
  7. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like pullets to me!
     
  8. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say SLW #1 is a pullet #2 is questionable.

    Until about 5 weeks I thought I had 3 roos and only 1 pullet- nope- I got 1 roo and 4 pullets. By 6-7 weeks there will be NO question (if you got a roo!).
     

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