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Welsummers 3 weeks....m or f?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gtown-chick, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Gtown-chick

    Gtown-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    please please tell me that I don't have all roosters! This was my first time getting chicks and I'm really nervous about them all being roosters...I don't even know what to do with them if I have to get rid of them! I have 6 chicks. One has a pretty noticeable comb developing, much bigger than the others, but all the others are developing little combs now too. Does a "spiky" comb = rooster? What age do females start getting a comb? They can't all be roosters, can they? They all had the dark V and eyeliner at a few days old.Thanks for you help ...
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  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Well there is definatly one boy, maybe 2 if that's not the same chick in two pictures.
     
  3. Gtown-chick

    Gtown-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Here a couple more pictures

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  4. Gtown-chick

    Gtown-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you recommend getting rid of the rooster? Should I just post him for free on craigslist or is there a better way, other than making him dinner?(which I'm not going to do!)
     
  5. RoseMcEagle

    RoseMcEagle Out Of The Brooder

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    Take him to a poultry swap. I know I'd love to have some Welsummers. I have three EE chicks that look a lot like Wellies so I'm hoping they have a lot of Welly blood in them.
     
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  6. Rubydee

    Rubydee Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a suspected Welsummer roo, and I noticed its shoulders are bald also. Is this a rooster trait I wonder?
     

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