Welsummer Chicks - What Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rfunger, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. rfunger

    rfunger In the Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have five Welsummer chicks, nearly 6 weeks old, and am not sure what sex they are. Here are the five chicks, any help would be appreciated!

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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    4 PULLETS! Third one looks like cockeral.

    Congratulations!
     
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  3. Beekercat

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    I am not - NOT - an expert AT ALL but my Welsummer boys made themselves SUPER obvious at about 4 weeks and now, at almost 10 weeks, it's unmistakable. I think the only one that kinda looks boyish to me is the fourth picture. I think. I'll dig up the pictures of mine at that age and post them...maybe that will help. [​IMG]
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Oh yes, the fourth picture, sorry! Had a duh moment LOL!
     
  5. 4boysmom

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    That's what I was thinking - I'm glad everyone agrees, that means I'm getting better at telling them apart [​IMG]

    I have ( I think ) 6 girls and 2 boys out of the last 8 I've hatched.....all different ages.
     
  6. rfunger

    rfunger In the Brooder

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    thanks for the responses! One thing the photos don't show, though, are their relative sizes. The chicks in photos 3 and 5 are are about the same size and are signficantly bigger than the other ones. However, their combs aren't the biggest.
     
  7. Lbrad7

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    I agree with the others who have posted. The 4th pic is a roo and the rest are pullets. Easy way to tell is that the roos have a black or mostly black breast and the pullets breasts are salmon.

    You are going to love them!
     

  8. clacasse88

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    Quote:I have 2 of them and they are going on 9 weeks and it was pretty obvious early one ~ about 4 weeks ~ that one was definitely a roo!
     
  9. Beekercat

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    Quote:Great ratio! I want whatever's in your water. [​IMG]
     
  10. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Ok......don't be mad at me .....but.......

    Photo #1 and 4 are cockerels
    Photo #2, 3 and 5 are pullets

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