SLW - Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jibbets, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Jibbets

    Jibbets Out Of The Brooder

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    We have had such bad luck with our 8 "pullets" we ordered from the local Agway so far 3 have been roos and I'm afraid we aren't done.

    Although I know it is still early to really say for sure, I wanted to give you guys a crack at it. I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures, I now have a new appreciation for the difficulty involved!


    Note: Both birds were fairly cheeezed off in these pictures by the time we took them. In addition to being corralled and photographed by us they had just both been run all over the place by our big EE roo. Bob does not seem to particularly care for them. So they are a little redder in the face than they are normally, one more than the other but I couldn't say which tbh.


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    Thanks for all your help!
     
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  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    I would say hens, but I would also need a pic of both their legs.
     
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like girls to me and at that age, the comb would be larger and the SLW male feather coloring and pattern would be more obvious
     
  4. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    I don't know if this helps, but here's my SLW roo. He's a little over a year old.

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  5. Jibbets

    Jibbets Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh this is turning out better than I thought!

    I will work on getting leg pictures this evening.

    My other birds were just so obviously roos. I had no I idea what to look for with this breed.

    You guys are fantastic.
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I say they're both girls. [​IMG]
     
  7. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 15 weeks, my two SLWs look like that, so I'm guessing I have pullets too? They both have bright yellow legs.

    This was them at 9 weeks; I don't have any current pics loaded.

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  8. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pullets. Here is an image of my SLW at 7 weeks- he has looked like a rooster since 5 weeks. Hope it helps!


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  9. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine, now at 15 weeks, don't have combs & wattles even half the size of his, so I'm pretty sure I have pullets! [​IMG]
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup yup, bunch o girls. If they were male, you'd see a patch of wide spreading over their shoulders by now. Grats on the gorgeous gals!
     

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