Are these both welsummers and what gender are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smileysjs1, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. smileysjs1

    smileysjs1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some welsummer eggs from someone on here. I only hatched two of these chicks and they are now 5 weeks old. But these chicks look different so I'm wondering if they are both welsummers? Notice the feet?

    Here's chick #1
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    chick #1 again
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    Now chick #2
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  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    They definitely are welsummers. Mine don't have green legs. I dig out some pictures of my welsummers at about that age and post tommorrow
     
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There're both beautiful [​IMG]
    I like the green legs [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I don't know if they are wellies.

    You could have one EE.
     
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I'm positive that you don't have welsummers. Contact me in the spring if you would like to hatch some more. When my girls get back to laying regular, I will send you some speckled dark terra cotta welsummer eggs for just the cost of postage. The dark eggs and the speckled eggs are from my welsummers.

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  6. smileysjs1

    smileysjs1 Out Of The Brooder

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    So if both aren't wellies then what are they?
     
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    # 1 is an Easter Egger Not sure about the other. Still are pretty birds though. Post some more pictures in a couple of weeks and maybe we can tell a little better.
     
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    smileysjs1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it still to early to tell what gender they are?
     
  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    As promised here are some welsummer pictures taken at 12 wks.

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    Welsummer can be sexed with reasonable accuracy at hatch. The pullets have a large dark brown vee on their heads. At about 4 wks the comb will be much larger on the cockerels and their hackle is starting to become quite evident. Hope this helps.
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Wellsummers are supposed to have yellow legs I thought. The top chick has dark legs.
     

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