Alright, who's the girl and who's the boy? (8 lil' chicklets)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IcarusSomnio, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Songster

    Apr 27, 2010
    Vernon County, MO
    I bought five little Welsummers from the local Hatchery, well, originally I ordered four pullets, but he threw in a cockerel for 50c to even out the total. Now it looks like I have more than one little boy! Augh! I'll be taking all my extra cockerels to the local swap next Sunday but I want to be sure first, no need to sell a pullet as a cockerel.

    Alright, here we go.

    #1. Welsummer - Pullet?

    #2. Welsummer - Supposed to be a pullet

    #3. Welsummer - Cockerel? (actually supposed to be a cockerel)

    #4. Welsummer - Pullet? [​IMG]

    #5. Golden Sebright - Either he's a cockerel or thats fungus [​IMG]

    #6. Golden Sebright - Pullet, right?

    #7. I have no idea what these guys are - Cockerel?

    #8. Again, no idea! - Magic 8 Ball says 'Pullet'
  2. patman75

    patman75 Songster

    My guesses are 6 & 8 are pullets, 1 & 7 maybe pullets, the rest are roos.

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    looks like a pullet and 3 roos of the Wellies, a pair of Golded Seabrights, and two buff pullets.
  4. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Songster

    Apr 27, 2010
    Vernon County, MO
    Oi oi oi, thats even worse -headdesk- I think the Welsummers are supposed to be somewhat sex-linked? With pullets having the dark triangle on their heads and the cockerels the blurry ones?

    I suppose I'll have to stick with a hatchery that vent-sexes next time (I got the Wellies and Sebrights from a local place) instead of going by markings. Or just get some nice stock from a private breeder. I'm going to keep the Wellies around for a while longer, see if one turns out into something I really like, definitely the two buffs, but I think I'm going to sell or trade the Sebright cockerel through.

    Well, if they're really all cockerels, that at least frees up space for those Marans I've been looking to get [​IMG]
  5. steward

    steward In the Brooder

    May 10, 2009
    Do the last two have feathered feet? Would that make them cochins?
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    At least #'s 2, 3 and 5 are boys. #1 has very pullety feathering, methinks. The jury's kinda out on #4 for me. The last one looks like a buff cochin pullet.
  7. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Songster

    Apr 27, 2010
    Vernon County, MO
    Quote:Yep they do [​IMG] I'm thinking they might be Cochin crosses...? I got them with a Japanese Bantam hen (she was brooding them) so I dunno if they're her chicks and the daddy was a Cochin, or if someone just hatched Cochin's under her or what [​IMG] I bought the momma and chicks at auction, so it's a mystery.
  8. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Pullet - 1, 8
    Cockerel - 2,3,4,5 are definately boys.

    6 and 7 are questionable, but I am leaning towards pullets with both

  9. anniem

    anniem Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Eugene, OR
    Quote:That's what I read on the boards about Speckled Sussex....ended up being the opposite for mine (supposed to be both pullets....of course my fav is boy, which I can't have! [​IMG])
  10. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    i would LOVE to see how #5 turns out as an adult, do you plan on keeping him?!?!

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