What is the sex of this chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Belleoui, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Belleoui

    Belleoui Out Of The Brooder

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    First is a Welsummer, then a white Sussex
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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Age is always very important to know...but I'll guess about 12 weeks to 16 weeks?

    And your top photo is not the best for color or highlights...so I zoomed in the best I could...if it represents the bird accurately...

    The top Welsummer is male....black chest, red bars on wings, green in tail. Welsummer males and females are very differently colored.
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Wels/BRKWelsummers.html

    The bottom bird is a Light Sussex, and assuming close to those ages, I think pullet.

    LofMc
     
  3. Belleoui

    Belleoui Out Of The Brooder

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    This is another angle, in flight :) I thought it was a male :(
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Agreed. And could you get a closer up picture of the first bird?
     
  5. Belleoui

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  6. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red one is a Roo white one is a hen no doubt
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is the age I guessed...12 to 16 weeks, this is definitely a rooster. You can see the comb development vs. general lack of body development. A hen would not have that kind of comb development until her body was filled out more and she was getting to point of lay.

    Having said that, I don't think you have a full blooded Welsummer...it looks to be a mix as the colors are wrong for a Welsummer rooster.

    LofMc
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    First bird is a cockerel. Second bird is a Light Sussex pullet.
     

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