Welsummer chick gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bmetcalf, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. bmetcalf

    bmetcalf In the Brooder

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    Got 2 S/R Welsummers. Any idea on gender? 4ish weeks old. First 4 pics are one chick, last 4 are the other. Sorry about the pics, phone battery was too low for flash, so I was having to hold them under the lamp in the broader lol. 20180321_214224.jpg 20180321_214229.jpg 20180321_214120.jpg 20180321_214109.jpg 20180321_214226.jpg 20180321_214114.jpg 20180321_214220.jpg 20180321_214240.jpg
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    I see pullets, roosters will feather out darker I believe.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Welsummers are easy....males have black chest feathers, females have salmon breasts... these are pullets
     
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  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Welsummers are sexlinked. You can sex them at hatch.

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    Left is female, right is male. Males don't have good eyestriping and they're slightly greyer.

    Yours have good eyestripes, so female.

    And, as @oldhenlikesdogs pointed out, male welsummers are black-breasted. I see no black breast feathers, so they are female again.
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Pullet
     
  6. Swastik Choudhari

    Swastik Choudhari Songster

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    pullet pullet
     

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