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SLWs again - hens or rooz?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Beanmama, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Beanmama

    Beanmama Hatching

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    2 of these chicks are 8 weeks old, and the other 2 are 7 weeks old. Same batch of eggs, hatched by different hens who got broody a week apart.
    I will say what I think about each one - I will caution against comparing the first 3 against our last-hatched, simply because little Pepper was hatched significantly tinier than any of our others and has remained significantly tinier and has feathered out, developed slower. Maybe that does mean all the others are rooz, but I don't want to leap to that conclusion because of her, kwim? I haven't gotten to closely examine saddle feathers, because they free range over a rather large area and are not at all easy to catch. In any case, we will keep them until they crow and then we have a place to take the Roos. I just want to mentally prepare my 6 year old as to which ones might leave us.

    First born, Peep-Bo - had the yellowest head as a baby and is now evening out in that regard compared to his sibling, Kaylee. And I am pretty confident that he's a Roo. I am seeing pointy saddle feathers. I hereby present: Peep-Bo. Hatched May 27, 2010.

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    Peep-Bo's sibling, Kaylee, was also hatched May 27, 2010. Paler comb than Peep. More white on his/her wings. Presenting: Kaylee (or Kyle?)

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    Kaylee & Peep-Bo together in their dust bath. They are thick as thieves, those two.

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    On to our Ella's chicks -- Blackie & Pepper. Blackie and Pepper are 7 weeks old (a bit less in Pepper's case.) Blackie is marginally smaller than the older 2, but Pepper is markedly so.

    May I present, for your consideration -- Blackie! Hatched June 5, 2010.

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    And, finally, our tiny little itty bitty Pepper. Easiest to catch, mellowest, born last. 2 days later than Blackie. Hatched June 7, 2010. Again, I caution against too much comparison with Pepper - but of course, it's entirely possible she's our only hen.

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    Thanks for your help, everyone! Love these boards. [​IMG]

    (edited to fix my photo blunders.)
     
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  2. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    I'm not able to see your pics! [​IMG]
     
  3. Beanmama

    Beanmama Hatching

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    fixed! Sorry, I didn't understand about the BBcode tags. [​IMG]
     
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I am pretty new at this so take what I say with a HUGE grain of salt. I think the first three are boys and the last one is a girl. I have two SLW and two GLW that are "supposed" to all be girls. They are just 10 weeks old today and all of them have much smaller and paler combs and wattles as your first three. Now, I don't know if it is the pictures that are making the combs look so red or if it is the quality of my birds (from a hatchery). Hope this helps??!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    Beautiful babies!!! I'm waiting to see what more experienced people have to say. I have two 10 week old hatchery SLWs that are supposed to be pullets but I'm thinking might be roos. I pour over all the SLW gender posts and keep hoping that they are girls. I'm delaying posting pics of them because I like living in denial! [​IMG]
     
  6. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    My two have some big tails compared to yours. Mine are two weeks older but have had big tails since they were little.
     
  7. turtlebird

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    Pepper looks to be your only female
     

  8. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    I'm going def with the top three roos, and Pepper as a possible hen.

    Ended up what I have for my SLW - 3 roos and a girl, and the roos look like young ones of my boys, Pepper has the "eagle" look and nicer coloring like my girl.


    Time will tell!
     
  9. Megs

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    Quote:agreed
     
  10. monaandthechicks

    monaandthechicks In the Brooder

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    Hmmm I think pepper is your only lady too. My SLW is 11 weeks today actually and she is barely even pink and no sign of her comb popping up yet.
     

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