SLW Specific Sexing Characteristics

Lizzy733

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Hello All,

I have a batch of SLW chicks who are 4 weeks old with 2 obvious cockerels and a fair few I'm on the fence about.

Here's some of my suspect pullets and I'm looking for the most likely girl. The plan is to keep 1 pullet; the rest already have a forever home lined up.
These are from show lines, but not bred for feather sexing.

Suspect 1: Very skittish... fastest to feather.
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Suspect 2: Moderately Skittish - second fastest feathering, but those shoulders...
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Suspect 3: One of the hard to distinguish middle 3; doesn't actively seek attention but not particularly skittish.
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Aaand for comparison, here's a pic of one of the 'obvious boys' - one of these guys is the 3rd fastest feathering with some white shoulders coming in.
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Aaand, Group Shot! The two boys are the highest in the photo - the one with the partial white shoulders and the one in the background.

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So, what do you think? If I had to pick today, which seems the safest bet?
 

Lizzy733

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Nov 13, 2018
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I agree with @Gray Farms they're still too young to know for sure yet. :confused: Could you post more pictures in a few weeks?
Was planning to sent the rest to their new owner soonish. I'll keep them at least till this weekend; they're feathering in fast at the moment and I'm pretty sure I see a third Cockerel. Chick 1 is still looking to be the best bet at the moment.
 

Lizzy733

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Nov 13, 2018
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New Zealand
Here are some updated pics of #1. Out of all the chicks, 1 and 2 are the only ones with back feathering at the moment and she's a bit further along - nice bottle-brush of a tail too. Their new owner is picking up this weekend, and I still think #1 is my keeper.

Please note, she wasn't the most cooperative for these pics; I was trying to get a nice top-down view but she wouldn't have it.
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