Welsummer sexing

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

  1. seedizzle

    seedizzle Hatching

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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 Chirping

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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 Hatching

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

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    Can you take pictures?
     
  5. seedizzle

    seedizzle Hatching

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  7. gogetter

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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 Crowing

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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

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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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