xing welsumer and orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nova022, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you cross a welsummer and buff orpington will the chick still have a dark breast if it a male? Someone gave my husband an 11 week old chick. He had a welsummer roo and welsummer and orpinton hens. He was not sure which was the mother. He told my husband it was a cockrel, but it is very pullet looking to me. At what age would the hackle and saddle feathers start showing in this breed? Thanks for the help. I don't have a picture to post right now, but was just wondering in general.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    you cant sex them till the get older
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Hang on, I'll have someone who raises these crosses. They are certainly beautiful!
     
  4. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, nicalandia. I will be happy either way but just wondered when we would be able to tell.
     
  5. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Ewe Sheep. That would be great.
     

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