Welsummer....roo or hen? PART II

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JAK Rabbitry, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. So I posted a few months back on the topic of a Wellie hen I'd purchased from a local guy. I wasn't seeing any eggs from 'her' and thought I say the beginnings of spurs, so I posted here to see if someone could set me straight. The votes were that this was indeed a hen and I should see eggs soon.

    Well that was months ago. I still haven't gotten a single egg from this girl, who now has to be around 8-9 months old. And now she's sporting 3/4" spurs. pics included.

    So In light of this info, I just want to double check and see what you all think now.

  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    looks like a hen to me with abnormaly long spurs and large cone??? maybe she is just a late layer or something
  3. Quote:How late is 'late' as opposed to ''haha just kidding I dont lay eggs''. ?
  4. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Definitely a hen. Roosters have different coloring than hens for starters, she doesn't have saddle or hackle feathers or a big enough comb. It is not unusual for a hen to have spurs. Not sure why your girl is not laying, but she is definitely a hen.
  5. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

    Oct 6, 2010
    westville ok
    100% hen [​IMG] maybe showing a litle rooish trates but 100% hen hope she lays soon
  6. Quote:oh bugger. I'm kind of tired of waiting on her. All the other chickens in my coop lay either light brown or green eggs. There can't be a mistake unless she's that poorly bred and has in fact been laying.....green or biege/cream colored eggs this whole time.

    What if I just squeeze her? Egg?
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln

    Some girls will have the spurs, depending on the genetic make up on her parents. Usually the older ones get them. I would not worry about it at all if you are using her for egg laying purposes.
  8. Quote:In a sense I am just using her for laying purposes. She just refuses to cooperate.
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Are you certain of her age? she may be getting ready to lay due to the look of her comb and wattles OR on her way OUT of egg cycle for the year. Or someone got an egg eater in the lot!
  10. Quote:She has matured since I got her, definitely grown. I think it's safe to say the man who sold her to me didn't lie about her age. I've had her since....late spring I think. April May ish? And she was supposedly on the brink of laying then....about 5 months old.

    So where's muh eggs?!

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