SLW tails

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sixchickadees, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. sixchickadees

    sixchickadees Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2011
    I was just wondering if SLWs have very pointy/stickup tails, and if there is a difference between pullets and cockerels. We have 4 chickens who are almost 9 weeks old, one of which is an SLW. The other three we are almost 100% sure are pullets, by we think the SLW might be a cockerel. He/she's tail is very high when she stands, higher than those of the other 3. Is this just a difference in the breeds (the other three are Buff Orpington, Plymouth Rock, and a New Hampshire Red), or does this indicate roo?
    Thanks!!! I'll post some pictures soon of our SLW (Sparrow).
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity

    It just may be the bird. A picture would help! SLWs can be hard to tell.
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    It would have a slightly different coloring if it was a roo. Look on the breed page under Wyandottes for some pics.

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