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Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Giggles Chicks, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Giggles Chicks

    Giggles Chicks Just Hatched

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    I bought this Welsummer as a pullet. It is 6months now. I'm questioning the sex because of the large comb. It's afraid of everything, has not crowed like a roo and is smaller than the rest. Does anyone have an opinion?[​IMG]
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That's a pullet. She'll be laying any day now.
     
  3. aizarra

    aizarra New Egg

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    Sorry, im new here and cant figure out how to post anything? Im trying to figure out if my chick is a pullet or rooster. She-he is a white orpigton i think and is 16 wks in this pic. I was supposed to only have pulletts but ended up with definately 2 roo's and maybe this one too? She-he is biggest one but i havent heard her crowing at all -the other 2 roo's crow a lot.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Pullet, but that's actually a Brown Leghorn.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    That's a White Wyandotte. It's hard to tell because Wyandottes are hen-feathered to a lesser degree. I can't tell by the picture if there's any saddle/sickle feathers.
     
  6. aizarra

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    Thanks. Yeah i meant white wyandotte. I have both a get them confused. I'm still hoping she's a female otherwise im going to have to get rid of one.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha and Bantam fan4life (re:white wyandotte )
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Giggles--You have a pretty Brown Leghorn pullet. The coloring is identical to a Welsummer, but your girl has the white earlobes of a Leghorn. Plus, the smaller body size and larger comb. Bad news is, no dark terra cotta eggs from her [​IMG]. Good news is, she'll likely outlay anyone else you have [​IMG], and eat less doing so.

    aizzarra, I'm pretty sure your white Wyandotte is a cockerel. White birds are hard to photograph, but I"m thinking I"m seeing saddle feathers. Plus, that's really too much comb for a Wyandotte pullet at that age. A closer pic of the bird, especially the saddle area, would confirm.

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  9. Giggles Chicks

    Giggles Chicks Just Hatched

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    Thanks everyone! She is a good girl just a chicken. Eggs are a bonus I love my girls!
     

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