Are these ladies really dudes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by budda, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. budda

    budda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help me with these two....this barred rock is one of the friendliest in the group....but...i am wondering if she is having idenity crisis issues.

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    And this one is just a monster compared to her litter mates. This one is easily half again as big as her sister who is also a Welsummer. She keeps her tail fanned out most of the time but there is no real redness in her comb. Kinda wondering about this one too. I got these as sexed pullets but am not to sure.

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    Anyone have any guesses???
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My guesses are the BR is a pullet and the second one is a cockerel.
     
  3. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like pullets to me. The brown one is 100% a pullet, I can assure you of that. I have never seen hennie-feathering in the Welsummer breed, and only if he were a hennie would I be wrong.


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  5. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. Both are girls.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They are both pullets.

    Welsummer cockerels look like this (at 6 weeks):
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    Only pullets get the salmon colored chests:
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  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a pocket full of hennie pennies [​IMG]
     
  8. Grillmaster33

    Grillmaster33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. I'd say hens.
     
  9. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    both of those are girls [​IMG]
     
  10. budda

    budda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses. I am going to get two more soon as well. Decided to add a blue maran and splash to the hen house
     

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