Welsummer roo or pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by capnjb, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. capnjb

    capnjb Just Hatched

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    Can anyone tell me if this welsummer is a pullet or a rooster. Thought it was a pullet by the markings but it has developed a comb and has darker chest color. The comb is not Pink. It's 3.5 weeks old.
    This is our first time owning chickens and I can't have a rooster where I live.
    Thanks for the help.
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  2. capnjb

    capnjb Just Hatched

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  3. capnjb

    capnjb Just Hatched

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  4. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet with those salmon breast feathers.
     
  5. capnjb

    capnjb Just Hatched

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    Even with that comb. Here's a better picture of the chest
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  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yes - this is a pullet - the comb is not that significant in size and is pale and fleshy. Welsummers pullets and hens can develop some fairly impressive comb size, even early on.
     
  7. capnjb

    capnjb Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the input. We've really grown attached to her. You're the first ones to say you think it's a pullet. I hope so. I'd hate to give her up. The comb and some black spots on the chest had us worried.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pullet at this age - watch for comb reddening over the next few weeks.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  10. Wavechickens

    Wavechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a welsummer pullet and I am trying to find someone else who does, do you have a current photo of her/him now? Just curious, would like to compare to mine :)
     

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