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Last of the 3.5 week old chicks - A Welsummer - he or she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Montana-Hens, May 10, 2008.

  1. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This last one has me even more stumped. I think it is a she and then I look at the photos and say maybe not. I've looked at pictures online all over the place and say he one minute and she the other. Maybe it is too early to tell, but I am going to tryin polling you all/

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    Front view: The feathers say woman, the posture says male.
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    Side view: The feathers in person aren't as dark so I am thinking female, and then I am thinking male because maybe the camera shows the true colors....

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    I am so lost on this one...what do you think?
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    You stumped me. I'd say roo because of the stance, but the comb looks too tiny. I know someone else will give you a definite answer... if it were me, I'd just wait it out [​IMG]
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Pics of our Welsummer pullets might help. They look really similar! Ours had a roo-ish stance as well and we were really worried. But at 8 weeks now we're pretty sure they're girls!!
    I know other people with roos noticed dark breast feathers and that the eyeliner faded faster than the girls.... hope these help!

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  4. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the words of encouragement. Right now she looks just like Ophilia. Let's hope she follows in her "cousins" footsteps!

    I know we all want to know right away, but it isn't always possible, but I do appreciate how everyone on this list shares their experiences.

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  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    hey give me my wellie back her is at 3.5 weeks check out how long her tail is AHHH blurry pics
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    no name for her yet
     
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My little Welsummer cockerels are pretty obvious at must two weeks old, so I'd say yours is a pullet. Mine already have big pink combs that young!
     

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