What chick is this?


In the Brooder
Aug 24, 2019
I thought he would have larger, nicer looking birds and be able to work with them more if he could be with them starting this year. Then I learned you could hatch fertilized eggs. I figured my daughter, 3, would also like

So I bought an incubator and then a dozen eggs. We bought Welsummer as they are dual purpose, cold-hardy (we live in MT) and gentle birds. We successfully hatched 6 of the eggs.

Five came out looking like I would expect, with the chipmunk pattern. Three or four are dark enough colored I'm fairly certain they are hens. A fifth is blurry looking which may be a rooster. The sixth is pictured here. Any ideas? I only think it's a Wesummer because the eggs certainly looked like Welsumer eggs - dark brown with lots of speckles.
The top is all chicks. Chick in the back is blurry - may be rooster. Bottom photos are of the last one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Master of the 'never give up' attitude
Jan 19, 2018
My Coop
My Coop
The correct terms are pullet and cockerel. Hen and rooster are only applicable to birds over one year of age.

Of the 5 darker ones, you appear to have 3 pullets and 2 cockerels. The lightest may not even be a Welsummer.

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