Am I a Welsummer, or what?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mangled, May 21, 2008.

  1. mangled

    mangled Songster

    Our chicks are now about 3 months old, and what we "think" these are Welsummers. They are a good deal smaller than the rest of the chicks we received at the same time. Ideal told us we received a mixed bunch of standard size brown egg layers.
    Am I a Welsummer pullet, or what?

  2. MichaelC

    MichaelC Hatching

    May 21, 2008
    Lincoln, NE
    I don't know what gender/breed, but that is a very beautiful bird!

    Actually, it kinda looks like my Peanut (Rhode Island Red), but only from the chest up.
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  3. mangled

    mangled Songster

    Thanks. [​IMG]

  4. menkot

    menkot Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    She looks a lot like my girls :)My girls have more of a gold color to their heads than a red but the coloring is very very similar. [​IMG] My boys have more of the red coloring on their heads.


    and one of the boys
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  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Petite build, right coloring (I THINK), largish comb.......I vote Brown Leghorn....but I could be wrong, of course.
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Coloring wise she looks a lot like my welsummers, but mine aren't small birds...they're almost as big as my marans which I consider a fairly large chicken.
  7. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    Her earlobes look white. If they are it would mean brown leghorn...
  8. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    I agree, white lobes, smaller build, bet you have a leghorn pullet
  9. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    lol looks like my EE roxy...only mines brighter [​IMG]
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  10. mangled

    mangled Songster

    Ah, man, now I'm bummed out. Here I've been thinking they were Welsummers. [​IMG] They do all have the white earlobes.

    On the bright side, someone who is working on the old house on our property wanted to buy them all from me, and I was hesitant to sell any of my Wellies. He was looking to buy 8 pullets, and simply liked the way they looked. Now I can part with a few of them much easier.

    They are so much more flighty than the rest of the pullets of the same age, and if I remember correctly, Leghorns are known for that, right?

    Anyway - thanks everyone. You've given me a reason to buy some Welsummer hatching eggs. [​IMG]

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