16 days is officially too early to tell, but...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Uzuri, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    ... doesn't this little one just scream "Roo!" to you?

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    This is the same picture, blown up. Are those wattles and a comb I spy? None of the others have anything like that! He also has something that I can only call "presence"--different from the others, who all have "chickenalities"

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    If he's a he, and he's the only he, that's very cool. I wanted a welsummer roo [​IMG]
     
  2. Holly O

    Holly O Songster

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    Gorgeous!
     
  3. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    you know I think its a pullet. But I could be wrong.
     
  4. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    I think it's a pullet too.
     
  5. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Everyone always gets the opposite of what they want in this thread [​IMG]

    Reasons for pullet?
     
  6. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    If you go to feathersite.com and type in Welsummer I think you'll agree with yours being a hen, it's a coloring thing...

    Especially pictures 4 - ROO and 5 - 13 week old pullet.

    Hope this helps and sorry. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  7. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    From what I've heard, 2 weeks is too young to go by color. Something about them having baby feathers, then a second set of feathers.

    Unfortunately, nobody has any pics up of confirmed 2/3/4 week-ers anywhere.

    But then what do I know? [​IMG]
     
  8. Linkoso

    Linkoso Songster

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    Boy. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  9. This guide, passed on by a BYCer, worked for me. Yours are a perfect age to check your chicks out.
    According to UC Davis Veterinary Care Program.
    2. Physical Characteristics (4-6 weeks of age)
    a. Comb – The cockerels comb is medium size and pinkish, the pullets is small and yellowish.
    b. Legs – The cockerel’s legs are sturdy and long, the pullets are finer and shorter.
    c. Tail – The cockerel’s tail is stumpy and curved, the pullets is longer and straight.
    d. Back – The cockerel has a thin line of stub feathers down the center of his back, the pullet has more advanced feathering along the center of her back.
    e. Side of neck, flank and crop – The feathering in the cockerel in these areas is poorly advanced, the pullets feathering in these areas is well advanced.
    f. Wing bows – In the cockerel the wing bows are bare, in pullets the wing bows are covered with small fe

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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