Welsummer sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seedizzle, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. seedizzle

    seedizzle New Egg

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    I bought 4 Welsummer chicks (straight run). From what I have learned, they can possibly be auto sexed. I want at least one roo however from what I'm seeing online, they appear to be pullets. Can the females look like males and vice versa?
     
  2. gogetter

    gogetter Out Of The Brooder

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    My understanding is that some lines of welsummers are easier to sex than others. Do they all look identical?
     
  3. seedizzle

    seedizzle New Egg

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    Yeah for the most part. One has sort of a chipmunk face.
     
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you take pictures?
     
  5. seedizzle

    seedizzle New Egg

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  7. gogetter

    gogetter Out Of The Brooder

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    I assume the buff chicks are a different breed? If the 4 welsummers are the 4 chipmunks, then I would agree you probably got 4 pullets.
     
  8. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those pics are not nearly close enough to sex accurately. With my strain I can pick out some males and females with certainty, but some are not so easy and I let those grow out for a month until the roos larger combs are evident.

    For a good description of how to sex welsummers, with pics, go to http://www.whitmorefarm.com/welsummer

    Where are you located? If you are close to me, I'll give you some male Welsummer chicks.
     
  9. seedizzle

    seedizzle New Egg

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    Im in WV. I got the chicks at TSC. Got the 4 Welsummers thinking I would no doubt get at least one roo.
     

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