Can Welsummer X still be sexed at birth??

venetta

In the Brooder
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Jun 1, 2014
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We got two 'day old' welsummer x frizzles at day old about 4 weeks ago.
Now I didn't look up sexing them until after we purchased them, but going on what i had seen for sexing at day old for welsummers - I would've thought I had at least one female.

Now after 4 weeks, we have two with large-ish and rather red combs :(

Here is a picture of the normal one, it also has a bit of white happening on the tail...
 

ThePRfan

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We got two 'day old' welsummer x frizzles at day old about 4 weeks ago.
Now I didn't look up sexing them until after we purchased them, but going on what i had seen for sexing at day old for welsummers - I would've thought I had at least one female.

Now after 4 weeks, we have two with large-ish and rather red combs :(

Here is a picture of the normal one, it also has a bit of white happening on the tail...
That's gonna be a prett cock.It looks as if its forming all big things rather then small things.
 

donrae

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If you're talking about going by the eyeliner and head triangle, I'm pretty sure you need a pure bred bird to do that. Or if not both parents Welsummer, both parents need to be that black breasted red color, cause the color is what gives those cues.
 

venetta

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 1, 2014
79
2
33
Perth, Western Australia
Yeah it's all good.

Both of ours are boys. Sigh!

And they've even started fighting at 4-5 weeks! They will be going back to the chicken lady tomorrow unfortunately!
 

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