Which is the rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CowgirlPenny, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never raised a known male chick so I have no idea what to look for. I know all of my chicks as far as who is who except these two in question. One is supposed to be a Russian Orloff pullet the other is supposed to be a Welsummer rooster.

    So, which is the Welsummer and which is the Orloff?


    chick #1
    This one acts more like a rooster but the white wing is throwing me off. A welsummer should not have white. This one also appears to be slightly bearded


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    Chick #2
    This one was terrified, poor thing. This is the most docile chick of all, maybe that's a good sign if he's the rooster. lol Also this one appears to be feathering much slower than the others, isn't that something males are known for?


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    Thanks!
     
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  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very hard to tell at this age..and I am not familair with these breeds. However, males are suppossed to feather out more slowly but that is usually when comparing within the same breed. I noticed that the 2nd pic-chick seems to sit more erect which is a male trait.
     
  3. I think that chick #2 looks most like a rooster and chick #1 is a hen hope i helped!
     
  4. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else care to guess?
     
  5. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think #1 looks like the Welsummer and #2 looks like the Orloff.
     
  6. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of welsummer chicks I found on google
     
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