Welsummer babies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MickeysChicks, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. MickeysChicks

    MickeysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    This is the time I always wonder if I'm seeing things. My Welsummer babies are 3 weeks old and I'm amazed at how big they've gotten. Last night I was hanging out in their coop just observing and talking to them, letting them get used to me and my voice. I noticed that one Welsummer was lighter than the other two, then I noticed it had a rather prominent comb. Hmm....time to consult the chicken board! Then I read something about pullets having eyeliner around the eyes. So this morning I go out and try to get individual pictures. (See below) I got some decent head shots but they wouldn't stay still too long for full body / feather shots. Am I seeing things or could the lighter one be a roo?
    [​IMG] wells#1
    [​IMG] wells#2
    [​IMG] wells#3
    [​IMG] lighter colored wells#2
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    All girls. No black through the chest on any of them.
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    They all look like pullets.

    On Wellies, I know some folks can sex them by the eye liner and head markings....on some strains at least. For me, it's when they feather in. Males have a black breast, females, the salmon/brown color like your birds.
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    They all look like pullets to me, too.
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    all pullets

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