SLW man girl or str8 cockerel...?? HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by coopersroost, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. coopersroost

    coopersroost Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought 6 SLW about 3 months ago at a day old. We had one that was way smaller than the others until about 1 1/2 months old and then she/he started growing like crazy. The feather structure looks the same and I don't see any back claws but the comb and wattle is obviously way bigger than the rest. Any input would be appreciated. My wife is driving me crazy wondering what it is....Thank you[​IMG]

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  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have at least one obvious cockerel. Compare the shoulder patches to the generic breed picture from Murray McMurray:

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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    agreed
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    that one's a cockerel.
     
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  5. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Afraid to say this but I think I'm seeing 2 cockerels in the second photo.
     
  6. coopersroost

    coopersroost Out Of The Brooder

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    two ??? noooooooooo..haha what makes you think that?? The feathers?
     
  7. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    I see it too... At first I thought it was an optical illusion lol, but in the second pic, there is a really suspicious tail sticking out from behind the cockerel... And I see a LOT of white on it.

    You have one cockerel for sure, possibly 2.
     
  8. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The middle bird in the second photo is the obvious cockerel but the one in the front appears to be developing saddle feathers and also has white patches on it's shoulders and thick shanks suggesting it is a cockerel too. Close up individual photos would help.

    Did you buy straight run chicks or were they supposed to be sexed pullets? If straight run, it might be worth posting individual profile shots of each bird so that we can check them all.
     
  9. coopersroost

    coopersroost Out Of The Brooder

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    they were supposed to be sexed pullets. we got them at a day old. I'll take better photos of them and post them. Thanks for your time. it's appreciated.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I see two boys - straight runs seem to be dumping ground for cockerels - even when you buy sexed chicks - too many "oops" males seem to come along. with it.
     

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