Am I a Welsummer hen or what?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlisa, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    I have 3 Identical hens-pardon the muck and mud in the pen. Its pouring rain today.....I think they may be Welsummers, but I thought they were something else a month ago and I forget what. So can anyone ID them for me please? They are 6 mos old. Yellow legs, single comb,...
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    Thanks-Lisa
     
  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a brown leghorn to me. Welsummers do not have the white ear lobes that are characteristic for leghorns.
     
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  3. Matt Berry

    Matt Berry Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd agree, they look like brown leghorns to me also.
     
  4. Yankeechick

    Yankeechick Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, they're beautiful! I think I want to start a chicken collection - 2 of each breed!!!
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Heres the pic of the Welsummer...

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  6. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    Thanks. Oh well, at least they are beautiful and are "egg laying machines" as one website calls them. I also don't want most of my hens turning broody on me, and these won't. I have lots who willl and some who are trying to now-and we're heading into cold and wet Autumn here.
    Thanks again everyone.
    Lisa
     

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