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

Uzuri

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... doesn't this little one just scream "Roo!" to you?



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"



If he's a he, and he's the only he, that's very cool. I wanted a welsummer roo
 

Uzuri

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Everyone always gets the opposite of what they want in this thread


Reasons for pullet?
 

JenEric Farms

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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.
 
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Uzuri

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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?
 

cambriagardener

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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!
 

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