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They are Appenzellers silver and gold and two Welsummers










And then the second welsummer:


Edited by zaapoole - 5/30/16 at 5:50am
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My instincts suspect that the Welsummers are pullets, but as to the Spitz, I would have to see pictures of their "pimples." Those are the two little points that make up their comb.

~Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Thanks very much! Unfortunately I think I already have one rooster so I'm hoping the appenzellers are both pullets
I tried to get a better image but sorry f not






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Originally Posted by zaapoole View Post

They are Appenzellers silver and gold and two Welsummers










And then the second welsummer:

I think you may have 2 boy Welsummers, I've added pictures for comparison.

First row is a female chick, 3 weeks

Second row is a male chick, 3 weeks

Third row is male/female together as of today at 8 weeks

 

 

Here's a little girl Welsummer at 3 weeks- notice the neck feathers are salmon colored and she's got a really clear "mask" over the eye.

 

 

Here's a little boy Welsummer, also 3 weeks old- note the red/black chest feathers and the very faint "mask" around the eyes... but red/black feathers are the determinant factor as I understand it.

 

 

 

 

And here they are today, a little over 8 weeks

Pullet is on top, roo is on bottom

 

 

Individual close-ups:

1st: Pullet- she still has those salmon colored neck/chest feathers,   2nd: Cockerel: Much redder, comb, wattles red

18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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The Welsummers are definitely female. No black on the chest at all. The Appenzellers need a few more weeks. 

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I'm on the fence about the Welsummers, but I'm leaning towards cockerels on both... first has pink wattles starting and at 4 weeks that's a bit early for a pullet... second has very dark red chest feathers, and I've seen many hatchery Welsummer cockerels just have dark red instead of black chests...

The Appenzwllers I have no clue about...
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Any updated photos?

18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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Thanks for the replies this is an update at just under six weeks. I think the appenzellers are cockerels - I will put pictures of the silver just to confirm but the gold one started trying to crow this morning so that's a definite!






The first welsummer has more of a brown chest whereas the second one has a salmon coloured chest











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The first Welsummer looks like a cockerel as far as color goes, but yet the comb isn't developed and pink yet. :hu I'm not an expert, so I don't really know what to think. The Spitz is definitely a cockerel, and a very handsome one! :love  My girls' wattles are still flat and faintly pink at about 13 weeks. 

 

~Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 6/8/16 at 8:27am

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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The first Welsummer looks like a cockerel as far as color goes, but yet the comb isn't developed and pink yet. :hu I'm not an expert, so I don't really know what to think. The Spitz is definitely a cockerel, and a very handsome one! :love  My girls' wattles are still flat and faintly pink at about 13 weeks. 

 

~Alex


I love the Spitz' eyes!  So big and expressive!

 

Still leaning towards boy on the first Welsummer too, though one of our pullets *did* have more of a reddish chest and a darker body all around at this age, so it's not impossible, just neither of our girls had that level of comb or wattle development that early ...-- the other one seems to have pullet coloring despite the comb and wattle development.

 

Maybe we've just got radically different lines of Welsummers.

 

Here's our reddish, darker Welsummer pullet at 6 weeks (left) next to our Welsummer cockerel at 6 weeks (right)

 

18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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18 layers of various breeds and 8 cute chicks... and a broody sitting on the last chicks produced by our Super Blue roo and Super Blue pullet.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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