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Welsummer chick- what sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by krcote, May 18, 2011.

  1. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This Welsummer chick is about 3.5 weeks old- pullet or cockerel?
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    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going by the comb, I'd say boy. My 10 week old Welsummer doesnt have that much comb yet.
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta be a boy...
     
  4. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    roo
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh that's a BOY.
     
  6. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh stop it! This was the lone survivor of a horrible broody gone bad, I wanted this baby to be able to stay with us [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a boy, sorry.
     
  8. GibsonGirl

    GibsonGirl New Egg

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    So I'm just curious to find out what the result was. I just got a Welsummer chick.
     
  9. hotlipshens

    hotlipshens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 4 wel "pullets" from a couple who knew I was soon getting a straight run order of ameraucanas. They told me they would like to trade one of my ameraucana cockerals for a 5th wel pullet. When I got home with my 5th "pullet" recently, I noticed it and it's comb were larger. Seems I was taken. Pullets have salmon chests while cockerals have black feathers on their chests. Here are pics to show the difference in 4.5 wk chicks: Pullet inside, cockeral outside.
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  10. suyoder

    suyoder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Salmon? I have three 5 week Welsummers and they all have redder breasts. I was assuming that they were all pullets, but horrors... they wouldn't all be cocks would they?
     

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