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thank you! Your input is greatly appreciated!

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You can see here what I mean by a salmon chest on a young Welsummer pullet.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Thank you so much! I appreciate your input!

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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post
 

If you get a good line of Welsummers, they are autosexing.

 

As chicks, the females will have a clear, dark, head triangle with deep eyeliner. The males will have a fuzzier looking head color and faint or non-existent eyeliner.

 

Poorly kept lines and hatchery quality blur those distinctions, but a well bred Welsummer is clear from hatch as to gender. Most times you can tell with feed store quality.

 

LofMc

We received these chicks through a class. She said SR just because she grabbed two and that's what we got! :) All super healthy. I am new to chickens and I already love them soooo much! I was unaware how to sex them. It's a bummer because out other had the washed out head features along with the lack of eyeliner while this one - to my eyes - look very clear! I love how much I learn from day to day!

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