Welsummer - Gender?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jlynn1515, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. jlynn1515

    jlynn1515 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I posted a few days ago and received a quick response about one of my Welsummers. Unfortunately the verdict of Roo... we can only have pullets. (residential living law). I thought I would give it a try and post my other once more and see if I can generate some additional input. The initial responder was unsure. There is a lot of the lighter color on the chest. It also has pretty eyeliner and a very defined V on its head. This chick is about 5 weeks old. Sweetest, cuddliest chick ever!
    Thank you all!
    Jessie (I am new to this community and love it already!)
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  2. TopRooster

    TopRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a rooster
     
  3. jlynn1515

    jlynn1515 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input. I was really, REALLY hoping for a female. Welsummers are absolutely gorgeous and these are both so friendly. Just my luck I would get two Roos!
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2, cockerel
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    x3 rooster
    Welsummer pullets have a salmon chest, roosters have black chest.

    The comb development and the black chest indicate you've got a roo. Sorry.

    LofMc
     
  6. jlynn1515

    jlynn1515 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input! Looks like I might have to start searching for other Welsummers. We were given 6 chicks with a class. Our other two breeds were sexed as pullets and these were SR. I love this breed so much I don't want to just find them homes and not replace!
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    I am leaning towards cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  8. jlynn1515

    jlynn1515 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh boy! That's three outta three. My chances of hen are looking mighty grim! haha!
     
  9. Homie Four

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    Looks like a cockerel, sorry :(
     
  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    If you get a good line of Welsummers, they are autosexing.

    As chicks, the females will have a clear, dark, head triangle with deep eyeliner. The males will have a fuzzier looking head color and faint or non-existent eyeliner.

    Poorly kept lines and hatchery quality blur those distinctions, but a well bred Welsummer is clear from hatch as to gender. Most times you can tell with feed store quality.

    LofMc
     

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