Sexting my Welsummer

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sfnorris1, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. sfnorris1

    sfnorris1 New Egg

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    We are new to this urban chicken thing and hoping someone can help me know if we brought home a cockerel instead of a pullet.

    We got 3 chicks on Oct 9, 2016 - a Rhode Island Red, Speckled Sussex and Welsummer. I'm pretty sure the other two are pullets, but the Welsummer has me worried.
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  2. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Your Welsummer does appear to be a cockerel, becuase of the large comb and wattles at only around 5-6weeks old.
     
  3. sfnorris1

    sfnorris1 New Egg

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    Thanks for the quick response. We'll need to find him a new home - sigh.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, looks like you hit the Oops lotto.

    Welsummers can be sexed not only by the amount of comb, but by color once they're feathered out. Your boy had black feathers on his breast, that's a male sign. Females of this breed/color have salmon/brown breasts.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry, it's a cockerel
     
  6. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel
     

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