Welsummer pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ksbratton, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. ksbratton

    ksbratton Out Of The Brooder

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    This was supposed to be a sexed pullet, 5 weeks old. Any chance at all that there is still a chance or is this a total roo?

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    how old?
     
  3. ksbratton

    ksbratton Out Of The Brooder

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    Just turned 5 weeks. Very submissive and quiet, not at all boisterous or needy as some roo's are. The comb, wattles, long legs and coloring is making me grow increasingly concerned however.
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    that is a bit young. when their feathers have come in (6-8 weeks) is the best time, but right now the comb says roo. that could change though!
     
  5. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say cockerel.

    Dom
     
  6. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    I agree tje comb is leaning towards cockerel, you will also get a better indicator in the coming weeks if wattles start dropping...
     
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  7. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are those black feathers coming in on the chest? If so Id say cockerel for sure
     
  8. ksbratton

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    The chest feathers are an amber color with the teeny tiniest marbling of black. But barely. Also, there are tiny waddles poking out. Thanks everyone for the input. It's just frustrating cuz this should have been one of the easiest breeds for the hatchery to sex :( How are Welsummer roo temperaments as a general? I know they're all different, but what's the general reputation of the breed?
     

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