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?
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    TIA-
    Em
     

  2. MichaelC

    MichaelC Hatching

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    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]

    Em
     
  4. menkot

    menkot Songster

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    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.

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    and one of the boys
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  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    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

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

    Dustin Biery Songster

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    I agree, white lobes, smaller build, bet you have a leghorn pullet
     
  9. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    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]
    Em
     

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