9 week old Wellsummers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suzndannie, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. suzndannie

    suzndannie Out Of The Brooder

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    So one of our two 9-week-old Wellsummers seems obviously to be female. The 2nd one however...! Thank you in advance for any feedback. This is the first time we've ever had this breed, so we're struggling a bit... The size differential between the 2 isn't as stark as it appears to be in the first pic, however.. When we first got them the 2nd chick had practically no tail feathers. Gradually, they outgrew hers.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You have a rooster and a pullet, they feather out differently, and do not look the same as adults.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree you have a pair, one male and one female.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel and a pullet
     
  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, one of each, hope that is what you wanted.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  7. suzndannie

    suzndannie Out Of The Brooder

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    What would I ever do w/o the smart, kind BYC people?! Thank you, everyone, so much!! I thought as much, but needed verification. I also remember someone on BYC saying that all of their chicks (of any breed) that turned out to be male developed tail feathers more slowly than their female counterparts. This cockerel had nearly NO tail feathers for quite some time. We took him back to the hatchery a week or so ago, but they wouldn't say that he's definitively male & for us to wait for this chick to "man up." I guess he's done just that in a few short days. [​IMG]

    Thanks again!!
     

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