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 Post subject: MALE OR FEMALE SLW?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:18 pm 
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I hatched this SLW in October last year and still can't tell 100% if it's a cockerel or pullet. The tail feathers are more like a hen but the rest of the feathering is rooster-like. Thought I'd take a photo and put it to the experts to decide.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:19 pm 
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it's a boy, you can tell from the thin pointy feathers on his saddle (rump) and his neck.
he's pretty. :wink:

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you beat me again, hillbillygirl. :thumbs:

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aussihen wrote:
you beat me again, hillbillygirl. :thumbs:



sorry aussihen! :lol:

and i should have said,

rooster! :( instead... apologies! :wink:


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love the rainbow around him tho!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:58 pm 
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If he's a boy (which seems to be the consensus) when will his tail feathers go curvy. I would've thought they'd already be rooster-ish by now? He is 9 months old! :roll:

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Rooster!!!!!!!!!!!

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He might just have a shocking tail on him and it will never grow to be a good example. Ive got one boy, different breed though, and he's lined up for the pot because his tail sits up and not how its suppose too. :(


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boy agree maybe his tail will never be good :?

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Be a bit more patient I think he still looks pretty immature in other ways. Is he the only rooster in the pen?


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No, there's an older SLW rooster in with him. They get on well which surprises me. I thought if he was a rooster they'd fight - another reason why it's been so confusing to tell the sex. Could it be that he's a CB hen and not a rooster at all?

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No he's a cockerel and he's passive because he's with a mature rooster. He wouldn't dare crow or he'll get nailed. That's how you keep a pen full of young cockerals quiet. Put an older rooster in.

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Yep, that is why he will carry his tail lower and not crow. I find my young cockerels, when they are in with and older male, actually keep their feathers closer to their bodies when the other is around so they don't look threatening. Don't worry, he will grow and fill out more.


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This forum is fantastic - I've learnt so much and everyone is so helpful. Why don't they set up government departments in this way? Thanks everyone. :thumbs:

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