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3 month old welsummer

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emily2016, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. emily2016

    emily2016 New Egg

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    Recently I became worried that my pullet might actually be a cockerel. Many people I've asked have said that she is a rooster, and many have also said that she is a hen. The other pictures are when she was a week old and 2 weeks old([​IMG]
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    That is ALL cockerel -- females and males feather in entirely different, and this is 100% male pattern.
     
  3. emily2016

    emily2016 New Egg

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    Thanks! Thought so but what hoping he wasn't: (
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing pure welsummer here, though -- the comb is off, the leg color is off, there is a gold laced pattern showing in places --- the bird is definitely male, but not so definitely welsummer.
     
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  5. emily2016

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    Yeah, I know that too she's always been a little off in color and developed greyish legs with a black splotch. Definitely not 100% welsummer. Suggestions are welcome
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, btw, just sorry your first post came with bad news regarding your bird's identity.
     
  7. emily2016

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    Thank you!
     
  8. drumstick diva

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    Cockerel, looks to have some game bird in parentage
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixed breed cockerel.
     

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