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Is this rooster really a Welsummer?

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I love this guy no matter what he is, but I Specifically bought him because he was a 'Welsummer.' However, all the Welsummer roosters I've seen have more color variations. This guy is black with iridescent coloring. The longest wing feathers are a copper color. Tail is black/green. Feet/legs are yellow. Yellow beak. His eyes are very red/copper color. I have seen Barnevelder roosters who look and behave exactly as he does. In terms of personality, he is sweet to people and hens. Loves the sound of his own voice --crows all day and most of the night. I took some pictures with my phone but the sheen colors don't show up very well it seems. If you need different pic's let me know and I'll try again. He doesn't stand still very often.
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post #2 of 8

Doesn't look like it unless it is a mutt.

There are lots of rooster pictures in the following link.

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Wels/BRKWelsummers.html

 

Pretty much any healthy black chicken that isn't molting will have that iridescent green sheen in certain light.

 

Here's Barnevelders.

 

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Barnev/BRKBarnev.html


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 11/16/15 at 1:46pm

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 8

Definitely not a Welsummer. He might be a poorly laced Barnevelder.

post #4 of 8

could be

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post #5 of 8
Not Welsummer. Looks like maybe a mixed breed or, yeah, a really dark Barnevelder.

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100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

Not Welsummer. Looks like maybe a mixed breed or, yeah, a really dark Barnevelder.


I agree.

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Definitely not a Welsummer. He might be a poorly laced Barnevelder.

Agreed

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Not Welsummer. Looks like maybe a mixed breed or, yeah, a really dark Barnevelder.

I also agree.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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