Help! Is this Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Joani Gust, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Joani Gust

    Joani Gust Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased 4 new 'Welsummers' from my local IFA store this year and I have TWO that don't look like Welsummers to me! . [​IMG]but I am not sure ??!? Do any of you know [​IMG] I am guessing either they are a different breed that I don't recognize or a rooster! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they're Welsummer cockerels, both of em.
     
  3. Joani Gust

    Joani Gust Out Of The Brooder

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    Dang! I was afraid of that! Thank you so much for your quick response! Have you had experience with the disposition of Welsummer cockerels? I had to get rid of 3 other breed roosters because they attacked my granddaughter. Are the Welsummers friendly at all? I have 37 chickens right now and LOVE my 2 Welsummer hens and their 'chocolate' eggs, but I am worried that the cockerels might become aggressive and mean like the others. Is there any way to help prevent that? (My granddaughter loves to help with the chickens and I don't want her to be afraid - we call her the 'chicken whisperer' because she's so good with them, she even rubs their tummies and they fall asleep)[​IMG]
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    With that adorable little girl, I'd just pass on the roosters for now. Once she's a little older and more confident you might want to add a male to your flock, but for now I don't think it would be worth the stress.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae - your chicken whisperer has that bird so relaxed
     
  6. Joani Gust

    Joani Gust Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] It's amazing how quickly she took to loving it! Now she says she wants to be a Vet (She's 4yrs old - cutie pie) I LOVE chickens!
     
  7. Joani Gust

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    so sad! I wish they would have been Hen's (I always feel bad about getting rid of the roo's)
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the others. In your case I just wouldn't risk it with that lil girl around. No need to have that thought in the back of your mind. They could be just fine for a long time "and likely would" but there is always that chance.
     

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