Welsummer progression pics - gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fshinggrl, May 17, 2011.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out 3 wellsummer chicks and 1 EE on my son's birthday, 4/23. I *thought* I had 2 pullets and a cockerel, but you guys quickly changed my mind in that I either had 3 cockerels or a 2/1 ratio of cockerels over pullets. So, here is the picture of them as day olds that I shared earlier...
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    They're 3.5 weeks old today, so here is a new picture of the three welsummers. As you can tell, I have one that isn't growing much. I assume you all are going to tell me I have 3 cockerels (just checking).
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  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope 2 cockerels and 1 pullet! Just my oppinion [​IMG]
     
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  3. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I don't know which ones chicks are which in the older picture but I woould have guessed #1 and #3 in your baby pic would be the cockerels and #2 a pullet. Are #1 and #3 the two big boys on the right?
     
  4. LarissaCluck

    LarissaCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I thought Welsummers could be sexed by breast feathers when those came in? Black = male, rose = female.

    The picture doesn't show any of them straight-on but the largest one appears to have a rose breast. I know my 3 Wellie girls got big VERY fast compared to the other breeds and one is positively huge but she has not a hint of black in the chest so I'm thinking she's just a big girl.
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One pullet? You are mean if you are giving me false hope!!! [​IMG] I do not know which are which in regards to matching them up with their 1 day old photo. I guess time will tell. Thanks!
     

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