8 week welsummer

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kirbycluckers, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. kirbycluckers

    kirbycluckers New Egg

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    6 week old welsummer. Scared I have another roo. I hope I'm wrong.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Cockerel - sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. kirbycluckers

    kirbycluckers New Egg

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    That's what I thought. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Cock-a-doodle-roo! So sorry.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  6. kirbycluckers

    kirbycluckers New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. I have another question for you guys. After I introduce my new birds to my current flock, I'll have 11 birds. Will two rooster be too many? I don't want to get rid of either of my cockerels. They are both beautiful birds.
     
  7. ambabya

    ambabya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like 2 roos would be pretty hard on the hens but I'm no expert.
     
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  8. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll need more pullets or fewer cockerels...
     
  9. kirbycluckers

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    Okay so I guess the question now is, which would be the better rooster A brown leghorn or the welsummer?
     
  10. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 of one, half dozen of the other really....

    People will like one over the other and it'll go both ways. Realistically, and especially with hatchery stock birds, there isn't a lot of difference in them. The Welsumer will throw a brown egg whereas the Leghorn is white. The welsumer has the ability to create sexlinked offspring depending on who he is paired with - I don't know if that's the case with the brown Leghorn as I've never owned one. I'd keep the one you like best, looks best, and has the better personality...
     
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