What Breed is this Hen? - Page 2
That's food for thought. I didn't think Wellsummers had white lobes though. All the pics I've bought up have shown a deffinately brown egg & her egg has a slight pink tinge making it porcelain. It's very different from the white eggs. Very pretty. As for her legs. They are deffinately white .
Welsummers have red earlobes. Brown Leghorns have the same coloring, but have white earlobes.
sorry for confusion chick a-biddy - I was referring to the original post - not your bird ;/
Apologies.... I was one of those who got side tracked by the piggy back poster. I must confess that I didn't comment on yours because the photo quality was too poor to make anything out clearly and it is the details that are important when trying to establish if something is pure breed or a mix..
My wellies certainly lay speckled eggs so I would say that's another indication that she is a Welsummer .
Yeah welsumer. There are not very many large fowl/dual purpose breeds in that color and the pictures usually are of the 'best eggs' creating a lopsided illusion plus if she came from a hatchery, they select for quantity not quality.. if it looks enough like a welsumer and lays eggs in brown shades, 'its good enough' to go in the breeder flock.
I have a girl who is a hard feather big hen. She lays porcelain eggs/good size. She has stunning white lobes & very large comb. You can see the rest from the photo. The guy I got her from rescues & sells. He THINKS her mother was Plymouth Rock & father black Spanish. I'm wondering if she could be campine or Sicilian buttercup? Or any other? She has had several barred offspring. None with her beautiful lobes or comb & Wattle. Her man is a lavender Araucana rooster.😍 She has just started another molt so doesn't look her usual best.
She IS barred. btw if you bred her with a non-barred- for example, your Araucana rooster, that would be a sex linked mating.. all chicks with white head spot would be male.
She easily could pass for rock crossed with white faced spanish, however she has too much brown coloring to be this cross.. and could not be in the way as described, again for sex linkage- rock mother and spanish father would only produce barred sons and non-barred daughters.
If the seller had a barred rooster that was not strictly black and white, he could be the father of her over a spanish hen.. that would produce barreds in both sexes.
If the seller was very loose with naming, calling a barred rock crossed with RIR "barred rock", then that is a possiblity- this sort of cross rooster over a spanish would easily produce a hen like her.
In the end... suspect none of us will really know unless you are in contact with the seller and ask what breeds he has..
another thought, if the seller has legbars, then legbar crossed with spanish or a crossed leghorn such as California White would work perfectly for her.
Edited by Kev - 2/22/16 at 8:55pm
I am thinking that she may be a brown leghorn. As I said, the chap I got her from was a rescue and resell man. She is around 3 now and I don't know if he really knew what type of hen she is.
Maybe she is a brown leghorn or maybe a cross of some kind that looks like a brown leghorn. Regardless , I think she is beautiful. 😊 I will get brown leghorn in future.
Thanks for all your help. 😊
They are a good looking breed. My girl has always been flighty & unhappy in human company for too long. A trait of brown leghorn. She puts up with me from a distance ☺️. Thanks again for your help. I think you are correct.