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Welsummers 3 weeks....m or f?

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Hi, 
please please tell me that I don't have all roosters!  This was my first time getting chicks and I'm really nervous about them all being roosters...I don't even know what to do with them if I have to get rid of them!   I have 6 chicks.  One has a pretty noticeable comb developing, much bigger than the others, but all the others are developing little combs now too.  Does a "spiky" comb = rooster?  What age do females start getting a comb?  They can't all be roosters, can they? They all had the dark V and eyeliner at a few days old.Thanks for you help ...

 

 

 

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Well there is definatly one boy, maybe 2 if that's not the same chick in two pictures.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
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Here a couple more pictures

 

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How do you recommend getting rid of the rooster?  Should I just post him for free on craigslist or is there a better way, other than making him dinner?(which I'm not going to do!)

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Take him to a poultry swap. I know I'd love to have some Welsummers. I have three EE chicks that look a lot like Wellies so I'm hoping they have a lot of Welly blood in them.

~Rose, the Eagle with chickens.

3 RIR 3 EEs... so far...

I've finally come home, Pawpa, I hope I can make you proud.

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~Rose, the Eagle with chickens.

3 RIR 3 EEs... so far...

I've finally come home, Pawpa, I hope I can make you proud.

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I have a suspected Welsummer roo, and I noticed its shoulders are bald also. Is this a rooster trait I wonder?
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