Welsummers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Canuck88, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Canuck88

    Canuck88 Chirping

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    Is it possible to tell the sex of 5 week old Welsummer chicks? If yes I will add some photos :)
     
  2. Mybackyardpeepers

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    I have a two month old welsummer pullet purchased through hatchery. Might need a little more time to tell but pictures do help.
     
  3. HenOnAJuneBug

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    Females generally have the darker, more distinct eyeliner. I've heard the best time to determine sex is a day or two after hatch. I bought 20 from a co-op that were advertised as pullets, and 100% of them were (to my surprise because 2 didn't have the dark eyeliner). So they can be sexed at birth. If you provide pictures make sure to show the chest.
     
  4. HenOnAJuneBug

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    What does the chest look like? Any black?
     
  5. Compost King

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    you can tell the gender of a welsummer at hatch and also as their breast feathers come in. I can't explain how because I might have it backwards but at hatch you can tell by the color pattern of their chick fur near the eye, one gender has a clearer stripe the other is a bit messier. I am sure someone who has it all memorized will describe it better than that. As they develop their breast feathers the females will have a reddish salmon type color breast feather, the males I believe have dark brown or black.
    I am not sure if at 5 weeks old if they have breast feathers yet, pictures help a lot.
     
  6. HenOnAJuneBug

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    btw, the two that didn't look female to me (but were) are different than the others. They have a partridge chest rather than the uniform salmon-colored chest that most Welsummer hens have. Maybe they're partridge Welsummers.
     
  7. Mybackyardpeepers

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    My beautiful welsummer pullet!
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  8. HenOnAJuneBug

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    Definitely a pullet.
     
  9. so lucky

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    Aw! She is sweet looking! I hope she is smarter than mine, who can't seem to find her way out of the run when the door is opened.
     
  10. Mybackyardpeepers

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    Hopefully OP will post some pictures so we can let them know what they have lol.
     

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