Please help me sex my welsummers!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JoeInPA, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. JoeInPA

    JoeInPA Chirping

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    Hi all, I'm new here and I have 5 Welsummer chicks that are about 5 weeks old. I'm trying to sex them and I am not quite sure if they are hens or roosters. I'm afraid I've got all roosters. That would be some letdown. I've attached as many pictures as I could. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    4 cockerels, 1 pullet.
    The one with the smallest comb is a pullet.
     
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  3. AustralorpLover1004

    AustralorpLover1004 In the Brooder

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    Yep ^^
     
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  4. JoeInPA

    JoeInPA Chirping

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    I was afraid of that. I thought that the smaller one is maybe just a runt as she has always been smaller than the other 4. Here are some more pictures. IMG_20190825_212604492-2137x1603.jpg IMG_20190825_212608460-2137x1603.jpg
     
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  5. JoeInPA

    JoeInPA Chirping

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    Well I'm disappointed. Obviously I can't have 4 roosters. Does anyone near southwestern pa want a rooster? I would even give the pullet away to a good home as I don't think one chicken would do well on it's own.
     
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  6. MROO

    MROO Free Ranging

    If you keep the pullet and one cockerel ... you won't have lonely chickens for long!
     
  7. JoeInPA

    JoeInPA Chirping

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    I suppose but then I still have 3 roosters to get rid of,.and I don't know if I'm ready to be breeding birds. This is my first time around with chickens.
     
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  8. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    If you do keep a hen and a rooster, you can look forward to this!! IMG_0860.jpg
     
  9. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Yeah, sorry. The prognosis is poor.
     
  10. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Oooh so many littles!! :love
     

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