Need help sexing Welsummers and Blue Orpingtons

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jengro65, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will me 4 weeks old tomorrow. It was hard to keep these little buggers straight so i'm sure some of the pics are of the same chick:) Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
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  2. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look male to me. Welsummers are pretty easy to tell when they start feathering, because the pattern is totally different from the females. And the 3 Orpingtons also look male. Bad luck. I hope they were straight run and not sold to you as pullets....
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    All Orps are cockerels. #6 wellie is a pullet. #4 and 5 wellies are cockerels. #7 hard to tell in the picture - looks like pullet left, cockerel right.

    On welsummers, they are easy to sex by chest coloring. Pullets get salmon colored chests, cockerels get red/black colored chests.
     

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