Welsummer sexing!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SIMPleChick, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 2 Welsummer hens a while back and LOVED them! I just got 2 more and they seem to be feathering differently. I will post pictures tomorrow. One, which I believe IS a pullet is growing in the lighter/reddish chest/neck feathers. But the other, who's comb seems to be twice the size of the other....it's feathers on the neck/chest seem to be much darker..... So I wanted to ask you all to remind me how the Roos and Pullets feather out. Thanks! Don't forget to add your pictures!
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Pullets have salmon colored chests, cockerels have black with some red in their chests.
     
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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Cockerel in back, pullet in front.
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  4. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Female, right?? More feathers, small comb, lighter breast feathers....
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    And this one is a boy, right?? Less feathers, breast feathers are coming in dark red and black and has a larget comb...I just want to make sure it really is a boy before I sell him! :) Or get another one...tehehehe[​IMG]
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you get a picture of the whole body, with the bird standing on it's own? It's really hard to tell from the pictures you posted.
     
  6. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know! LOL! He was SO squirley and it was late and he did NOT want to be held! So I was just trying to get the breast feathers at that point! Will post more asap!
     
  7. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Here are 3 pictures of the one I believe is a girl....
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    And here are 4 pictures of the one I believe is a boy! Hope these pictures are better. My camera phone sucks! Hope to get a REAL camera soon! LOL! Sorry for the mess, we just moved and are still getting boxes put away!
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    LOL! He didn't want me to get a picture of his back I guess....
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  8. Happy Chooks

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    Yes, a pullet and a cockerel.
     
  9. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's already posted on KSL for sale....SO SAD! I think Welsummer Roo's are SO handsome!!! Wish I could keep him! I went out and got a golden sex-link today to replace him and he isn't even sold! LOL!
     

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