Too early to tell a roo? PICTURES

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by larsonll, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. larsonll

    larsonll Chirping

    Aug 13, 2011
    West Georgia
    I have 4 week old Welsummers, and boy do they feather out fast. They are supposed to be sexed as day old chicks by their markings. I bought 2 from a local breeder. Females are supposed to have dark eyeliner and a distinct brown "V" on their heads. Both of mine had those marking except one was lighter. The lighter one has grown a HUGE comb compared to this sister:


    Here is the sister comb.


    Here he is again, on the far back right behind the maran chick. You can spot him as he is the only one with a big comb.


    Am I being too premature? I have to return my roos as a city slicker, and don't know when is too early to do so.
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Very cute but I can't tell. My Wels was easy to tell because she has always been a cute little polite dainty bird. So cute
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    That last pic, the one with the big comb? Guess what!

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