Welsummer Chicks, How do you tell Hens from Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by feedstorechick, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Songster

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    I hatched 7 Welsummer chicks today. I know they can be sexed by color, but I don't remember what to look for. Any Welsummer breeders on here tonight?
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  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Umm, I have welsummers but didn't sex mine until their combs got bigger. I am interested to hear what everyone else says.
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I didn't know you could sex them by color!! I'm about to set a ton of eggs tonight- I need to learn this trick!
     
  4. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

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    Opa is good at this. I think he said that if there is a clear V shape on the head it is a female. If it is not so clear then it's a male.
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

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    I think i see 2 boys, 4 girls, and one unsure, but i would guess a girl too [​IMG]
     
  6. nhnanna

    nhnanna Songster

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    The males have black and brown chests.
    The females have only brown.
    That's what I was told and seems to be right. [​IMG]
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

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    I always sexed mine by the stripes on their heads. The pullets have the wider brown stripe outlined in black. The cockerels have the thinner brown stripe with no black outline. [​IMG]

    It's hard for me to tell from the pic, but it looks like you have at least one pullet in the bunch and it could be one or two more. [​IMG]
     
  8. BlackBart

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    Quote:Thats what I thought too when I picked up my un sexed chicks from the breeder, she is a serious breeder and serious conservationist of Welsumers. Bloodlines and genetics etc.

    I said to her looks like three boys and three girls.
    She said you can't go by the coloring, I thought oh yah she's trying to con me and get rid of her boys.

    So I was thinking I had three boys and three girls and low and behold, the breeder was right. I have two boys and four girls and one of the boys that I thought was a girl was vice versa and same with the boys.
    I don't know if she was right or I didn't pay enough attention to the coloring. Some had very distinct V's on their heads but they grew to be either sex. [​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:So if this is true, then that means my lonely little welsummer chick is a girl!! [​IMG] (I think [​IMG])
     
  10. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

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    Quote:So if this is true, then that means my lonely little welsummer chick is a girl!! [​IMG] (I think [​IMG])

    She could have some company...I have one lonely Wellsummer here that by the Wellsummer page here on BYC on how to sex them is a pullet.Not quoting it but the pullets have eye liner and a defined V and the boys don't believe that's what I read.
     

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