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welsummer sexing by color

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BUMPKIN, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. BUMPKIN

    BUMPKIN In the Brooder

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    Somewhere i had read that Welsummer chicks could be sexed by the stripe on their little heads. Has anybody else heard this? If you have, which way does it go?
     
  2. turtle1173

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    From what I've heard, it is unreliable at best. Wait a week or two and you will likely be able to tell by the size of the comb.

    Shane
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Doesn't work much. I knew by about 3 weeks who were the cockerels. One had a huge pink comb by two weeks old.
     
  4. BUMPKIN

    BUMPKIN In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the info, was just hoping to be able to tell immediately. I'm not a very patient person.[​IMG]
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I've tried with with many Welsummers and I dont rely on that method anymore, just the size of combs and color of breast and bottoms (blacks for males).
     

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