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Welsummers gender ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by coldupnorth, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. coldupnorth

    coldupnorth Songster

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    My broody hatched out 8 Welsummer eggs 4 weeks ago. Not sure if it too early to tell their gender. I took picture of the 4 that I most suspect are roos.

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    Are there any tricks to sexing Welsummers?
     

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    3 and 4 look like pullets, but I'm new this year.
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

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    No expert here but chick one and two have some seriously red combs but some hens get that too sometimes. Hopefully some one will pip in with some more insight. I have been having issues with sexing too and I have heard " you dont know till it crows" a lot [​IMG]
     
  4. coldupnorth

    coldupnorth Songster

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    I read somewhere that with Welsummers you have some idea with chest color, but I'm not totally sure about that.
     
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

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    I have Welsummers I looove them!!! #1 and #2 look to be cockerels.... Sorry to say.

    The other two hens! [​IMG]
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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    My Coop
    1 = cockerel
    2 = cockerel
    3 = pullet? I'm leaning that way
    4 = ditto
     
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  7. coldupnorth

    coldupnorth Songster

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    That would be okay if I only had two cockerals out of eight. Guess I'll have to wait and see a little longer. [​IMG]
     

  8. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    1- boy
    2- boy
    3- girl
    4- girl
     
  9. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

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    im gonna say 3 boy
     
  10. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

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    1 & 2 roos; 3 & 4 (can't really see 4 clearly so guessing here) pullets.
     

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