wellsummer chicks-what gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mudpaw, May 11, 2010.

  1. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three little wellsummer chicks and I have one that I'm a little unsure of the gender on. It seems to be somewhere in between the other two chicks. I think it's a cockerel, but maybe I'm terribly wrong [​IMG] . It's got a bad leg and is living in the house right now (I thought it was just a slipped tendon-but it appears to be a twisted leg instead-though it manages to walk and stand). I've read that the color of the breast feathers on wellsummer chicks can be a good way to tell them apart-and there are very marked differences between the two other chicks (as well as significant comb differences). But one is throwing me a little. It has a red comb already but it's breast feathers don't really have any black in them(like the little cockerel), but are slightly darker than the little pullets. So, I offer up some photos so maybe I can solve the mystery [​IMG] I'm not sure what I will do if he is a roo...I'm in the city and can't have roos (the other little cockerel is free if anyone wants him!). It's super sweet and loves to be held, but I cannot let him breed due to the leg deformity...So, here it is:

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    The little pullet (for comparison)
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    So, is it a little cockerel? :C
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I don't know anything about breast feathers....but I do know that comb screams cockeral [​IMG]
     
  3. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Cockerel doodle do!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  5. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's what I thought.....arrrggg...I can only hope he is a quiet roo and go and beg my neighbors to let him stay.
     

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