New welsummers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by michiganlarry, May 4, 2009.

  1. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the a couple of new chicks from this weekends hatch. 10 out of 15 hatched. One died last night.

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  2. W.CharltonChickens

    W.CharltonChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
    Beautiful babies. I love my Welsummer hen. She's a real good girl, and a good layer too.

    Todd
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats - how cute! I only have one Wellie; she's not a great layer, and she's the yackiest chicken I have! I love her, though! She's a sweetie!!
     
  4. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If all the remaining 9 make it we will have 15 chickens. A few more than I wanted to start with but it will be fine. There were still 5 eggs in the bator this morning.

    If we end up with more than 1 wellie rooster would anyone be interested?
     
  5. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do all welsummers have dark striping?
     
  6. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I have read. The pullets are supposed to have a more defined V shape on their heads too. I don't even pretend to think I can tell which are which yet!
     
  7. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    The females have a very distict triangle shape on the head & "eyeliner". The males triangle is a little more mottled looking.

    MichiganLarry - You will love Wellies, I love my chicks right now (and am buying more eggs).

    Congrats!!
     
  8. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may have gotten very lucky then cause most of the chicks have that V and eyeliner. Only 2 that I "think" are roosters.

    Would you say that the chick I am holding in my hand is a hen?
     
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  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    They are way to cute!!
     
  10. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Quote:Take a close up pic of the eye, and of the top of the head and maybe we can tell.

    I have only 2 that hatched from two different breeders. One is a definate roo, and one is a definate hen. I would just like a few backups.
     

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