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SLW pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JMPE, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. JMPE

    JMPE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my second "girl" Charlotte. She's a 6 week old SLW, and is the largest and reddest of my five pullets, but I think that is kind of a SLW thing (?). What do you all think?

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  2. red rosecomb

    red rosecomb Out Of The Brooder

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    Firstly love your SLW!!! Was thinking of getting some [​IMG] .

    It has thick legs, a character of roosterness but on the other hand all Wyandottes are known for their thickish legs. The comb is very red for "her" age though and if I'm not mistaken I think "her" saddle feathers are too round for a rooster.

    I'm 75% shore she is a "she"
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  3. JMPE

    JMPE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a funny girl. She always makes it onto my head back or shoulders when I'm working in the run. Very outgoing. I hope she's a girl.
     
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think this one is a toss up at this point. At 6 weeks old, hackle and sickle feathers aren't going to be that indicative of sex. Comb and wattles are mighty red for that age. I am going with male, for now.
     
  5. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SLW are tricky. I was sure my Lola was a roo with all that early pinky/red development. What happened was it stayed that way and never got redder or grew until about 18 weeks as she got ready to lay. I'm going with hen unless next week the comb gets wider and more plump.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    With that red of wattles I'd guess roo at this point. Most of my wyandotte pullets don't have any red at that age.
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I swore I had 4 SLW's roosters until about 18 weeks when they all still had the same body type (as the for sure pullets). This is too early to tell.
     

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