Chicken Sexing Tips

Welsummer Sexing Tips

Welsummer is an auto-sexing breed, meaning the chicks can be sexed upon hatch based on their color and markings.

Females on the left and in the middle, male on the right. Eyeliner is a good indication of sex.

Females have a strong eyeliner extending from the beak to the ear, with the back marking fully connected all the way, while males have a disjointed eyeliner and back marking.

Eyeliner comparison: Two female chicks on the left versus one male on the right.

Back marking comparison: Male chick (center) versus females (right and left).
Males exhibit a disjointed back marking around the neck, while females display a fully joined marking from head to tail.

Juvenile Two males in the middle Vs Females on the right & left

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The sexing tips provided on the website are based on our experiences with offspring from our specific bloodlines. Each bloodline carries its own unique genetics, leading to variations in traits and development rates. Therefore, we advise using our suggestions as general guidelines only.

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