welsummer roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Spaniel Hen, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Spaniel Hen

    Spaniel Hen In the Brooder

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    I mistakenly posted to the wrong forum, so I will repost here. Sorry.

    My welsummer is 5 months old but doesn't have any rooster feathers yet, so now I'm not sure if he's a roo. His legs are thicker than the hens, and his coloring is more red. As a chick, the V on top of his head was different from the others. He looks very intense in this photo, but he's very nice. Any ideas?!

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  2. Mac14

    Mac14 Songster

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    A side pic would help. :)
     
  3. Mac14

    Mac14 Songster

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    Oh, and welcome to BYC! :)
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    It doesn't have any rooster feathers.................because it's a pullet. Only pullets get salmon chests.

    This is my rooster, Moose, at 6 months old.
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  5. Spaniel Hen

    Spaniel Hen In the Brooder

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    Here's a side photo showing him with the rest of the flock. The hen behind him to the left is a roadie, and the hen to the right is a welsummer.
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  6. Spaniel Hen

    Spaniel Hen In the Brooder

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    Wow! Your Moose is gorgeous. Absolutely striking! Thanks for letting me know. But now I'm *so* disappointed. Rats! Plus, I need to rename her. Promethius just won't work for a hen!
     
  7. Mac14

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    Oh ya definitely a point of lay hen (POL). :)
     
  8. nakstk

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I agree it's a pullet but it really doesn't look like a Welsummer. Check out those white earlobes! The color is off, also. I'm not sure what she is, looks mixed to me.
     
  10. nakstk

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    I was thinking the same thing. But she is definitely a she at POL. Brown leghorn's have the white ear lobes. They look similar.

    Now that I looked at the pic blown up its just light feathers not the ear lobes.
     
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