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My Welsummer Roo... or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamachicken888, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. mamachicken888

    mamachicken888 Songster

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    Here are three of my Welsummers. They are all exactly the same age. The first two are hens, I'm sure. Now, the third was called a Roo very early but I've since wondered about him/her... mainly because when I look up pics of Welsummer hens, he looks just like them! But, I'd appreciate any feedback you may have on his/her gender. We still haven't named the poor thing. What's it going to be? Wanda or Wilbur?

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  2. kyfarm

    kyfarm In the Brooder

    wanda it is welsummers males and females look extremely different. even as newborn chicks. remember the dark eyeliner "makeup" means its a girl.
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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    It's Wanda! [​IMG]
     
  4. egglicious

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    Hen for sure!
     
  5. Johnn

    Johnn Crowing

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    i think its a hen, if its a hen will you be happy or were you wanting a roo?
     
  6. mamachicken888

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    Well, ok then... but why is HER comb so much bigger and redder and she has waddles and the other two don't?
     
  7. mamachicken888

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    Quote:Well we were wondering why Rocky (our barred rock roo) wasn't really concerned with competing with this one.... I guess now we know. [​IMG]
     

  8. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    1st 2 are hens and i am sure the last one is a roo. if they are all the same age then yea its a roo

    if you can get some side pics and pics from the top of all the birds it will better help
     
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  9. debid

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    Quote:There is variance among individuals in a breed for when the comb/wattles develop and what their final size and shape will be. I've read that it can be related to dominance also (dominant pullet develops earlier). And as others have mentioned, the males look COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than the females in coloration. There is no doubt whatsoever that your girl is a Wanda.
     
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  10. mamachicken888

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    Quote:There is variance among individuals in a breed for when the comb/wattles develop and what their final size and shape will be. I've read that it can be related to dominance also (dominant pullet develops earlier). And FWIW, the males look COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than the females in coloration. There is no doubt whatsoever that your girl is a Wanda.

    Right... wattles. I knew that. [​IMG]
     

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