Welsummer sexing help needed - 6 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by katiek, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. katiek

    katiek Songster

    Nov 4, 2008
    Wildwood, GA
    I have 11 Welsummer chicks.

    When they were younger we guessed 8 pullets and 3 roos based on the head striping, but now that they are older, I can't tell.

    My other half says that we have 6 pullets and 5 roos based on the coloring around their necks.

    I'm not so sure. What do you guys think? What are the ways to know?

    Here is what we think is a male:

    Here is what we think is a female:

    Here is the whole gang:
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  2. highmountainchick

    highmountainchick In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2008
    lucky you, we hatched out 12 welsummer eggs and got 10 roos. I think you do have three roos. Some pictures of the other smaller "roos" would help. good luck
  3. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    I'm really interested in this post - I just hatched 8 Welsummers 2 weeks ago...my initial thought was 5 pullets & 3 cockerels. If I go by the look/color of the comb so far - it looks like 1 cockerel.....so I'd love more information on sexing the Welsummers![​IMG]
  4. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    the first one is a rooster the 2nd is a pullet.
    It looks like you have 6 pullets and 5 roos .

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