sexing wellsummers----help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jennings Gamefowl, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. I have 5 welsummers chicks... I heard that you can tell which sex you had by looking at the heads.. I looked at mind at 4 of them have dark " v " shapes on their heads and One have a crooked lighter mark on his [​IMG] ?? head ..please help me on this one yall

  2. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    You need to find Tailfeathers--he can help you with that, good luck!
  3. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    It's supposed to be that the females have the darker clearer V's, but the last batch of Welsummers I had, they all had clear V's except one and that one turned out to be a pullet and the rest were roos. So... [​IMG]

    But by about 3 weeks it was obvious who was starting to grow a big comb and wattles and who wasn't, so you won't have to wait long to know for sure!
  4. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Songster

    Dec 31, 2007
    Washington State
    Hi Cjen,

    Due to the rules here on BYC I can't refer you specifically to the site where you could get the info you need.

    However, if you can post pics or send me an email with pics, I'll tell you what you've got.

    God Bless,
  5. standardbanty

    standardbanty Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    I bought chicks from a large breeder.. very nice birds. He breeds welsumers and i went to his farm to pick out some chicks. The welsummers can be sexed by the dark streak thet runs across the eye. I am going to get more chicks so I will reinforce this method of sexing in a week.
  6. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    I'd love to see pics too. I googled this info below. I have welsummer eggs coming next week and have wondered how I will know, hence my research.
    Show pics of your welsummer chicks please!!!

    Here is what I copied out from Googling:
    Welsummers can be sexed at birth. The female has what I like to call "eye liner" the dark line extending beyond her eye towards her ear is dark and very well defined. On the male, that same line is light and blurry. Similarly, if you look at the triangle on the top of their head, on the female it is dark and clearly defined, the male's triangle is lighter and the edges are not clearly defined. In both of the chick photos, the female is on the left, and the male is on the right. If you plan on doing your own breeding, it is highly advisable you grow out all the cockerels and select the best two to keep as breeders. The male if very important and under ideal conditions, should not be judged until one year of age.
  7. i will post pics later 2 day
  8. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
  9. seikosan

    seikosan In the Brooder

    May 6, 2012
    New Zealand
    Oh no!
    I hatched 3 week ago. I hope one boy and 2girls ;-p

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