can you tell if these are pullets?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jbreeden00, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. jbreeden00

    jbreeden00 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 2, 2014
    My buffs were sexed but my other two breeds were from straight runs. I think both of my welsummers are pullets, but unsure how to tell with the americanas. I tried doing the wing length thing but they were four days by the time i figured out that method, so i was unsure if I was looking at them right.


    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Well the head stripe seems to say they are at least heterozygous for
    the e+ (wildtype) locus. In that locus, the female head stripe is usually
    darker than the male's. Maybe that helps.

    4 days shouldn't be too old to wing sex the chicks. I can wing sex
    my Light Sussex at that age.


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