Welsummer - Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Louieandthecrew, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Hey guys!
    This is my 5 or 6 month old chicken. I don't know if IT is a hen or rooster. I only have one good picture at the moment but here it is. The one on the right is my Delaware, Chloe. My Welsummer, Maple, is on the left. Please tell me your oppinion! Thanks.
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  2. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    They both appear to be cockerels, but your Delaware is not a pure Delaware. Delaware's have yellow legs.
     
  4. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    That is what I think but Idk for sure... how old are they when they get spurs?
     
  5. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I didn't think she had the right color legs... The Delaware is a hen for sure though... My uncle looked at her really well
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    It will take at least another 2 months before there is significant spur development. Spurs are not the best route in which to sex birds though. Several females have spurs as well.

    The best way is to look at the saddle and hackle spurs. If the saddle and hackle spurs are end in a "point", then they are male. If they are rounded, they are female.

    This is a male:
    See how the feathers behind his wings and the neck feathers end in a distinct point?
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    Here is a female:
    See the feathers on the saddle area are rounded?
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    Can you get more photos of the white bird? Side photos? Is "she" laying eggs yet?
     
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  7. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Not laying yet but my uncle looked for all that but here is a pick of Chloe... The Delaware... Sorry I don't have I wic yet but I will download one asap
     
  8. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Downloading a closeup of my Welsummer, then Delaware.
     
  9. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Okay! Here is the close up of Maple... the Welsummer :
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    And here is Chloe... The Delaware :
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    Anyone???
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Your Welsummer is definitely a cockerel.

    The white bird is not a Delaware and if it is the same bird that is showing it's tail in the Welsummer's close up, then it is indeed a cockerel. Do you see the pointed saddle feather? It's green and shimmery and pointed? That is a sign of a cockerel.
     

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