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Brown Leghorn or Welsummer or Speckled Sussex? *UPDATED PHOTOS

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I'm sure it's a bit early at 2.5-weeks, but does anybody have any ideas if these chicks are Brown Leghorn, Welsummer or Speckled Sussex?

I was originally leaning Speckled Sussex, but they seem to be a bit light.  There are three, one I'm sure is a cockerel, one is a pullet, and the last I'm leaning cockerel also.

 

There is a chance that I have two of one breed and one of a second. I got them in an assorted that tends to be in pairs (I gave one to a friend).

 

 

Pullet and cockerel:

 

 

Next three photos are the same chick:

 

 

 

 

 

Original coloring (the one with the light back is the assumed cockerel above):

 

 

 

 

Also, I originally assumed this was a female of some variety of RSL, now I'm thinking New Hampshire Red cockerel.  What do you think?


Edited by popsicle - 5/2/13 at 9:07am
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I would say Welsummer.

Not sure about the last one. I think you are right about the New Hampshire Red

I breed true Ameraucana's (wheatens).

The rest of the chickens are my babies, and are a random mix of breeds from past breeding projects (ranging from silkies to australorps).

I hope you had a wonderful day full of fuzzy butts!

 

Sophie -

 

 

 

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I breed true Ameraucana's (wheatens).

The rest of the chickens are my babies, and are a random mix of breeds from past breeding projects (ranging from silkies to australorps).

I hope you had a wonderful day full of fuzzy butts!

 

Sophie -

 

 

 

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Thanks!  I've been leaning toward Welsummer more and more, but have been also wondering about some sort of OEG.  I've never had them so I don't know know much about how they grow and feather in.  I'm a bit confused because the assumed cockerels have lots of light orange feathers on their breasts, but no black feathers yet.  The assumed pullet has much darker feathers on her breast.
 

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I'm wondering about the three darker red birds, they are three of the four chipmunks in the first post.

I was thinking Red Broilers for a while, but they aren't much bigger than the Houdan at 4+ weeks (they are being fed a meat bird crumbs, too).

 

All have red breasts--this was the lighter red chipmunk as a chick--which makes me think they aren't Brown Leghorn, Welsummer, etc.

 

Yellow legs, so doubtful Speckled Sussex?

 

The below chick looked like a Buff Orpington, but yellow legs?

I'm still leaning New Hampshire for the darker bird.


Edited by popsicle - 5/2/13 at 9:18am
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Did you ever figure out what the "Buff" you ordered was? I ordered two buffs from Cackle this year and they look exactly like that and I'm still trying to figure it out. Sent me 4 out of 6 wrong chicks. *sigh* Not the first time, not sure why I am all that shocked. Guess multiple confirmations wasn't enough for this place.

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I'm wondering about the three darker red birds, they are three of the four chipmunks in the first post.
I was thinking Red Broilers for a while, but they aren't much bigger than the Houdan at 4+ weeks (they are being fed a meat bird crumbs, too).





All have red breasts--this was the lighter red chipmunk as a chick--which makes me think they aren't Brown Leghorn, Welsummer, etc.



Yellow legs, so doubtful Speckled Sussex?

The below chick looked like a Buff Orpington, but yellow legs?
I'm still leaning New Hampshire for the darker bird.


What breed did these end up being?
I have a few that are looking similar
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