Hatched these two Welsummers 4 days ago you think they are girls

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mixedbreeds, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. mixedbreeds

    mixedbreeds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    at 4 days of age the best I can offer is they are chicks period!!
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Were they from a breeder? (If you hatched the eggs, I presume they were).

    Both have good eyeliner.

    I can't see the top of the head of the right chick well, but both look to have strong head triangles...do the brown stripes run fully from the top of the head down the neck to the tail?

    If so, you should have two girls....if the breeder was careful with her autosexing lines.

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  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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  5. mixedbreeds

    mixedbreeds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have the Rooster and Hen I got as chicks this spring and hatched eggs from them here are a couple more pictures.[​IMG]
     
  6. mixedbreeds

    mixedbreeds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    If you got your Wellies from a good breeder, those should be all girls.

    If you got your Wellies from the feed store, they are likely girls. Hatcheries don't control their auto-sexing lines as well as they should.

    However, the error usually is in poor striping on both male and female rather than dark striping on males.

    So I think it highly likely you have 2 girls. Watch their chests. Females will come in salmon colored while the males will fill in black.

    Watch for the salmon to fill in and you know you've got girls.

    LofMc
     
  8. mixedbreeds

    mixedbreeds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you I was thinking they were females but I'm not very good at it but the good thing is everything I have learned has been from snooping around on BYC.
     

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