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post #11 of 19
I'm no expert but I know this:
Typically roosters are smaller than pullets and have narrower, pointier hens up until around the third week. After the third week they start growing faster than the pullets.

21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

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21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

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post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
This one has always been the biggest of the two wels. Its not a big difference but its bigher. also have 2 barred rocks.this one has had the fastest Tail and wing feathering. I just read roos tail feathers don't grow in as fast. Thanks for your help.
post #13 of 19
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Edited by mjhough - 3/29/16 at 4:34pm
post #14 of 19
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The other wels
post #15 of 19

:welcome

 

Your Welsummers are both pullets. That little bit of black flecking is nothing to worry about. A male would have a solid black chest. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #16 of 19

I also say pullets.

post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well that's what I wanted to hear. Thanks for clarifying about the black chest. I'll post moe pictures in weeks to come. Thanks for the responses
post #18 of 19
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I think I lucked out and got all hens my barred rocks show signs of pullets
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

:welcome

 

Your Welsummers are both pullets. That little bit of black flecking is nothing to worry about. A male would have a solid black chest. 

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