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Help Identify The Sexes of Easter Eggers, Wyandottes and Welsummers. Thanks!

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Can you help me identify the gender of these chicks? They are around 7 weeks old. All were supposed to be sexed as Pullets. I wing sexed most of them at 2 days old as Pullets, too.

This one I think is a little older than 7 weeks maybe closer to 8. I think it's an Easter Egger. Has greenish legs.

 

This one is an Easter Egger.

 

This is a Welsummer.

 

This one is a Welsummer too.

 

This is a Silver Laced Wyandotte

 

This is the same chick as pictured above.

 

This is another Easter Egger I think. It has greenish legs too.

 

This is another SIlver Laced Wyandotte

 

Golden Laced Wyandotte

 

Golden Laced Wyandotte

 

Another Silver Laced Wyandotte.

 

I know they are still young. Some are still chirping, but some make more clucking sounds. Just looking for some hints as to what they might be. Thanks a bunch!

post #2 of 8

I see at least two cockerels, could you get full body pictures? Also your last SLW is not a SLW. 

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post #3 of 8
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Really not a SLW? Well that's not good since I only ordered Welsummers, Easter Eggers, GLW and SLW. :/ I will try to get full body pictures tonight.


Edited by attleborosilkie - 4/14/16 at 12:08pm
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:welcome

 

You've got a whole lot of cockerels there, sorry to say. 

 

Profile pics of the birds standing naturally are best. That red light makes it horribly difficult to tell comb color. And some unsolicited advice--your birds are well past the age where they need a heat lamp, they're fully feathered and okay to be outside in a reasonably sheltered coop without supplemental heat. 

 

Anyway, the cockerels I'm seeing are the pics number 1, maybe 5, definitely 6, 7, possibly 8. 

 

Where did you get these birds? That's a lot of straight combs on the "Easter eggers", hatchery birds usually have pea combs, beards and green or otherwise dark legs. Yes, I know there will be folks eager to say EE are mixed breeds and don't have a specific set of characteristics, but hatchery birds do have an overall look that's easily identifiable. The last bird is an Easter egger or other mixed breed, not a Wyandotte. I'm not positive about those Welsummers, either. Will await better pics. 

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post #5 of 8
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Thank you for your input so far. I bought these birds through Mt. Healthy Hatchery. I purchased 2 SLW, 2 GLW, 4 EE, and 2 Welsummers. All Pullets. I was sent 12 chickens however, and so I think they included at least 2 roosters, but I don't know of which breed definitely. Which I cannot keep in my town.  So I will likely have to re-home them once they begin to crow. I hope these pictures are clearer and I will number pictures that are of the same chicken.

 

They will be moved this weekend out into their much bigger home outside. It's almost done. We ran into some late season snow, followed by crazy rain, which put a "damper" on the project :/  

 

I am home now and can try to take more pictures if these aren't clear.

 

Thanks for you help!

 

#1 EE?

 

#2 Welsummer?

 

#3 SLW?

 

#4 SLW?

 

#4 in front SLW? / #5 in back SLW?

 

#5 SLW?

#5 SLW?

 

 

#6 GLW

#6 GLW

 

 

#7 GLW

 

#7 GLW

#8 EE?

post #6 of 8

Ee cockerel

Welsummer pullet

slw cockerel

slw pullet

number 5 is not a Wyandotte. See the dark legs and the comb's different than the Wyandottes? That's an Easter egger, and it looks like a pullet. 

glw, probably a pullet but that's a good amount of color in the comb for the age. I'd keep an eye on it. 

glw pullet

EE cockerel

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post #7 of 8
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Thank You donrae. That help's... Especially the unknown white one being an EE... I didn't realize they could come in white.

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Ee cockerel

Welsummer pullet

slw cockerel

slw pullet

number 5 is not a Wyandotte. See the dark legs and the comb's different than the Wyandottes? That's an Easter egger, and it looks like a pullet. 

glw, probably a pullet but that's a good amount of color in the comb for the age. I'd keep an eye on it. 

glw pullet

EE cockerel

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