1 month old welsummer: pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MarieOmelette, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. MarieOmelette

    MarieOmelette Out Of The Brooder

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    The funny thing about this one is, she had very well-defined, dark markings at day-old. But now, (s)he's got a big, pinkish comb and wattles, no salmon-coloured feathers and is very assertive. (S)he also feathered out much more slowly than my other two pullets (who are an Austra White and a Gold Legbar). Thoughts? I hope I just ended up with a really manly chick (pun intended). Is it too soon to tell?
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    the one at the front is the maybe-roo. 3 days old.
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    here (s)he is at 1 week
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    2ish weeks
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  2. BathrobeGardner

    BathrobeGardner Out Of The Brooder

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    Still too early to tell but my guess would be a rooster. The wattle is starting to develop and the comb is more pink than yellow. If s(he) pecks at you a lot when you pick it up, then again I would say rooster.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't tell well from the pics, but Wellies are easy to sex once they feather in. Males will have black feathers on the breast, females salmon-reddish.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel from me, based on the dark breast.
     
  6. BantamLover21

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  7. MarieOmelette

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    Thanks to everyone for the replies!
     

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