Welsummer rooster or egg layer??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by budda, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. budda

    budda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one is growing much faster than the others and was wondering if it was rooster...

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    If you need more pics, i can go outside at some point today and get a few.
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    That is a pullet! Congratulations!
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Totally agree! EweSheep is the expert though! [​IMG] You'll get some dark brown eggs from her!
     
  4. EweSheep

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    Quote:Totally agree! EweSheep is the expert though! [​IMG] You'll get some dark brown eggs from her!

    It depends on the chick, where it came from. If it comes from the hatchery, it is a 50/50 shot for the correct egg color OR get a blah drabby brown egg color.

    Or for some people, a major disappointment, a Brown Leghorn when the white earlobes starts popping out or white eggs. A good number of folks got "ruined" by hatcheries or got the mixed assortment of rare breeds, thinking it was a Welsummer when it isn't.

    All in all, it is a pullet!

    Thanks, but I am not an expert, still learning and talking, emailing some of the breeders, young and old members. [​IMG]
     
  5. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Totally agree! EweSheep is the expert though! [​IMG] You'll get some dark brown eggs from her!

    It depends on the chick, where it came from. If it comes from the hatchery, it is a 50/50 shot for the correct egg color OR get a blah drabby brown egg color.

    Or for some people, a major disappointment, a Brown Leghorn when the white earlobes starts popping out or white eggs. A good number of folks got "ruined" by hatcheries or got the mixed assortment of rare breeds, thinking it was a Welsummer when it isn't.

    All in all, it is a pullet!

    Thanks, but I am not an expert, still learning and talking, emailing some of the breeders, young and old members. [​IMG]

    I have my own welsummer who somebody said had to be a roo because her chest isn't salmon colored, is this true?
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    mother o' chicks72 :

    Quote:It depends on the chick, where it came from. If it comes from the hatchery, it is a 50/50 shot for the correct egg color OR get a blah drabby brown egg color.

    Or for some people, a major disappointment, a Brown Leghorn when the white earlobes starts popping out or white eggs. A good number of folks got "ruined" by hatcheries or got the mixed assortment of rare breeds, thinking it was a Welsummer when it isn't.

    All in all, it is a pullet!

    Thanks, but I am not an expert, still learning and talking, emailing some of the breeders, young and old members. [​IMG]

    I have my own welsummer who somebody said had to be a roo because her chest isn't salmon colored, is this true?​

    It depends.

    There are more ways of telling about a roo than just going solely by its chest color. His comb, feather pattern and shape, his chest colors, all are the factor of determining the sex of the Welsummer.
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a fast-growing Welsummer pullet also. She's still bigger at 9 weeks than the other two but the difference is less now.
     
  8. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 9 week old welsummer roo and these are nothing similar, i think you have a pullet there!
     
  9. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have my own welsummer who somebody said had to be a roo because her chest isn't salmon colored, is this true?

    It depends.

    There are more ways of telling about a roo than just going solely by its chest color. His comb, feather pattern and shape, his chest colors, all are the factor of determining the sex of the Welsummer.

    well she has a pretty small comb and her pattern is kinda scattered...not much of a pattern.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Definitely a pullet. Nice bright yellow legs too! [​IMG]
     

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