Can Welsummer X still be sexed at birth??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by venetta, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. venetta

    venetta Out Of The Brooder

    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...
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  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's gonna be a prett cock.It looks as if its forming all big things rather then small things.
     
  3. venetta

    venetta Out Of The Brooder

    Sigh.
    I'd say they both will be then, cos they're both just like that :(
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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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.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a male.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  7. venetta

    venetta Out Of The Brooder

    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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