What gender is my Wellie??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LDeBona, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. LDeBona

    LDeBona Chirping

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    I only ended up with one little Welsummer in my hatch. I don't have another chick to compare this one to. Thoughts?? Hoping she's a girl!
     

  2. It is way to young to tell. Wait until he/she is/almost fully feathered.
     
  3. LDeBona

    LDeBona Chirping

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    I've read that Wellies are auto sexing. I think this chick has the darker eyeliner and triangle but I don't have another chick to compare her to.
     
  4. dretd

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    It would be preferable to get a second picture of the chick so that we can see the eyeliner a little better. That being said, I would say with 90% confidence that this little one is a girl based on the very distinct and contrasted 'V' she has.

    I hope she is a girl, I love Welsummers--my best layer is my Wellie. They are taking a break over the winter but last year she was the first to start up, the last to stop laying in the fall and laid an XL terra cotta egg 5-6 times a week:
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  5. LDeBona

    LDeBona Chirping

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    Here is a shot from today. We named "her" Willow[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. hope4rainbow

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    That -should- be a pullet.
     

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