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Welsummer or Sussex?

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Hi all, I'm new to BYC and it has been so helpful to read all your posts! I have two baby chicks that I can't tell if they are Welsummers or Sussex can you help? They are not very old yet.
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From what I hear you can tell when they start getting chest feathers because the sussex will have white ^^

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Sussex have white legs, Welsummers have yellow.

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Originally Posted by keesmom View Post

Sussex have white legs, Welsummers have yellow.
I agree, this is the easiest way to determine if the chick is either breed.
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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agree with Keesmom

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