welsummer questions??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by therealsilkiechick, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    at what age does the roos get their adult look? when can u tell pullets from roos by color? i have 2 i swear one is a roo but by color it looks more like a girl, however it has a bigger comb and is not laying or crowing that i know of. they r about 6-8mths old mabe, i can't remember when i hatched em. the girl just started laying about 2 weeks ago if that helps to tell their ages better.

    i have set 3 of her eggs to check fertility just incase but they haven't been in the bator long enough to tell anything yet. i'm getting an egg every other day now, i'd think if they were both girls i'd find one every day or 2 at once but it is only ever just 1 egg in the nest. i'll try to get pics of them soon as possible but what is ur thoughts?? they were both hatched same day also. does anyone have pics or roos and pullets at roughly their age to help me know what i'm looking for,lol. these r my first ones for this breed.
    thanks!!
    silkie
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    i didn't know if they were like favorolles and changed colors later like with first real molt for boys to get their adult look. if not then going by those pics i definately got 2 girls then, i was hopeing for a pair,lol. thanks for the link, i had forgotten i could check there.[​IMG]

    my other question is r her eggs proper color, r they dark like they r suppost to be or r they to light colored for this breed? in the pic hers r the choc looking ones next to white pigeon and store bought eggs.
    thanks,
    silkie

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