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Welsummer question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hope4rainbow, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chirping

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    Hi!
    My Welsummer has a dark triangle and dark, full all the way back eyeliner. Coloring is female. But it is getting a comb pretty quickly. How does this work? Thanks!
     
  2. A picture and knowing her age will help us out
     
  3. debid

    debid Crowing 7 Years

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    Baby down isn't all that reliable. If the chick has a reddening and growing comb before it's even feathered, it's a cockerel.
     
  4. Coop Deville

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    Please post a picture so we can help.
     
  5. K Spot

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    Welsummers are usually able to be sexed at hatching.

    Please post a pic
     
  6. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chirping

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    Yeah, I know about the sexing at hatching! It has all coloring for a pullet but is getting a comb already. They're about 5 weeks now. I'll look for a pic that shows it well.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  7. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chirping

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    This is the best I have right now.[​IMG]

    Its comb looks pink but doesn't in real life. It's definitely orange only.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  8. debid

    debid Crowing 7 Years

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    What color are the chest feathers coming in? If they are as smudgy with black as the blurry photo you posted suggests, that's another obvious male trait.
     
  9. hope4rainbow

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    They're mostly kind of a darker peachy color.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013

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