SLW Silver Laced Wyandotte Question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by coloradowildflower, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. coloradowildflower

    coloradowildflower Songster

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    This is a question for all of you who raise/have SLWs. When do the hens develop those big gorgeous combs and wattles that I've seen in all the pictures of adult slw hens?
     
  2. ve

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  3. PeepsHanginWithMe

    PeepsHanginWithMe In the Brooder

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    So if my SLW have big combs and wattles, one is a pea comb and the other is the stand-up, spikey kind at 8 weeks(they are now 12 weeks old) are the Roo's??
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    More than likely they are roos.

    I went out and took some photos of some of mine that are a little over 13 weeks old and 11 weeks old. As soon as I get them downloaded I'll post them.

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    13 week old pullet with straight comb...not correct comb, but her lacing is good so I'll keep her.
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    13 week pullet with correct rosecomb
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    13 week old pullet at front of picture...13 week roo at the back. The roos didn't want to cooperate very good for me.
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    Last edited: Jun 29, 2009

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