Welsummer gender, thoughts? Update

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BaGAWK!!, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chirping

    Oct 25, 2011
    Philadelphia, TN
    THis little one is a 3 wk old. I think roo, b/c he is feathering very slowly, just a few feathers come in here and there at a time. Or do all wellies feather in slowly? I've never had one this young before. Also he has a flat spot where his comb is supposed to be. Don't wellies have straight combs? Maybe he is not a wellie after all! Are there certain strains of this breed that can have different combs?

    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012

  2. tntblake

    tntblake Chirping

    May 31, 2010
    Wichita, Kansas
    That is a definite roo! Look how tall he stands and those are some big ol' legs!

    ya thats a HE! ROOSTER
  4. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Songster

    rooster, look at those tree trunk legs, slow tail feathering, and he's already got little wattles and reddening in the comb

    a very roosterish stance too
  5. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chirping

    Oct 25, 2011
    Philadelphia, TN
    What do you guys think he has going on w/his comb? Just a flat spot. What kind is it?
  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    Well Wellies should have single combs, but your right it looks a little odd [​IMG]
  7. themenagerie

    themenagerie Songster

    Jun 8, 2011
    Are you sure that's a Wellie? Is it possible he's only part Wellie? He looks different than my Wellie chicks which I got from a hatchery. And his comb is definitely wrong.

  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Wrong head markings and the feather pattern is not correct for the Welsummer. His wing feathers looked more barred patterned. Also his chest feathers would have been black if it was a Welsummer.

    I am sure it is a rose combed rooster.

    It does not look like a Buttercup because their legs would have been greenish however if it is hatchery, it might be possible.
    Does not look like a Partridge Wynadotte, neither a Golden Campine.

    Maybe Golden Laced Wynadott comes to mind. But the feather pattern isn't correct.

    I would like to see this little guy matured more and give us an idea who is really is.
  9. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chirping

    Oct 25, 2011
    Philadelphia, TN
    That is interesting. He is from a breeder not a hatchery. She did have buttercups which I have 2 of and they are feathering out very differently. He seems to be pretty thick and heavy fur as large as he is so he is going to be bigger than a buttercup. The breeder also had EE, heritage RIR, giant blue Cochin, light brahma, Dels, black australorp, turkens and a few others I'm forgetting but would not look like him. She doesnt do mixes only purebred and has them separated by pen. But I suppose there could have been an Oops?!

    Is it possible the chest feathers will start growing out black at his next chick molt? This is interesting bc her birds are very nice and true to standard. I will keep you posted as he grows. It's a mystery, Charlie brown!

    I'm not familiar with rose combs, are they a standard size breed? Ya know... Come to think of it I remember her saying something about having another breed but wasn't happy with the way their offspring looked so got rid of them. Might have been gold laced wy. This is worth a phone call to her. This is really bugging me :lol:
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  10. MissCluckCluck

    MissCluckCluck In the Brooder

    Feb 19, 2012
    SW Ontario, Canada
    I say roo- look at that stance! [​IMG]

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