14 week welsummer sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dean12692, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. dean12692

    dean12692 Hatching

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    Hello Everybody,

    I am new to the chicken thing, and I bought two 8 week old welsummers for my flock, and I was positive I had 2 hens until 2 weeks ago. Now these two chickens that are the same age are starting to look different at 14 weeks and I am having a bit of doubt because one chicken has huge wattles and comb and is much larger, while the other doesn't. the one with the big comb is also much larger in overall size. the feathers all look the same (it think). Can one of these be a rooster?

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    and here is the sister that is the same age:
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    THANKS FOR THE HELP!
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Your confusion over the size of the combs and wattles of your "Welsummers" is due to a mistaken identity. Your birds are not Welsummers which have red earlobes. Your birds have white earlobes and are Brown Leghorn hens.
     
  3. dean12692

    dean12692 Hatching

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    Well... that is just about the worst news I could have gotten.

    Thank you
     
  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    You're welcome, and I'm sorry. :eek:( The upside of this is that they should be great layers (but of course you won't get the chocolate eggs of the Welsummers).
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Not sure why that's the worst possible news? I'd think having Leghorn pullets would be lots better than Wellie cockerels. If you're not interested in keeping those ladies, I can sell them for $15-20 each all day long around here. Can't give a Wellie cockerel away.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I agree.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    They are beautiful Light Brown Leghorn pullets. I'm sorry they aren't what you wanted.
     
  9. farmshinder

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    Nice birds.


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