Welsummer question

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

  1. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    A picture and knowing her age will help us out
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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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

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsummers are usually able to be sexed at hatching.

    Please post a pic
     
  6. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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