What Sex Are These Welsummer Chicks ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nifty-Chicken, May 20, 2008.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We got 2 Welsummer chicks from the feed store (supplied via Privett) and we're wondering if one is a male. What do you think?

    They are about 3 weeks old:

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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    At this point in time I'd guess the one on the right is a roo, but it's hard to tell at this age. My welsummer roos did develop their combs pretty early.
     
  3. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    Okay I am a total newbie at this, but I think the one on the right looks like he has a bigger comb, could he possibly be a roo.
     
  4. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me the one on the right is a roo, but its early to be definite. Pretty chicks tho.
     
  5. figlette

    figlette Out Of The Brooder

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    I would also keep an eye on the one on the right. In addition to the larger comb, the breast feathers look like they might be coming in darker. Are they feathering out at the same pace?
     
  6. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    I'm going with pullet on the left, cockerel on the right
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    An update... I think we're pretty sure he's a roo. The side by side really helps!

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    Off to another home he goes!
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
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    oh yea thats a pretty little boy
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yep, I saw the first pic and left is a pullet and right is the roo....look at the chest feathers and combs.......

    Beautiful!
     

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