any chance these are welsummers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MistyMountain, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. MistyMountain

    MistyMountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    might be or might be a brown leghorn, you'll have to wait till they grow a little more
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I don't see white ear lobes like a brown leghorn would have.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    The white develops with maturity, as the hen gets closer to laying age they start turning white. At least on my lakenvelders this is how it is.
     
  5. MistyMountain

    MistyMountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to mention, they are 8 weeks old hatchery quality. The ears are not white, and they are not red, they are more flesh colored. Comparable to the skin around the eyes. I wish there were other indicators.... if not, I got stuck with 50% leghorns.... which for a rainbow layers bargain, is not so colorful! Lesson learned :)
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that it is a little early to tell. So far, they don't have the prominent white earlobes of a Light Brown Leghorn, but those develop later on.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 But I'm going to say Welsummers for now.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    No particular reason, but I'm leaning toward Wellie. Let us know how things look in another month or so?
     
  9. MistyMountain

    MistyMountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be fantastic!! I'll be sure to update :)
     
  10. MistyMountain

    MistyMountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not long after I posted this, I noticed a white sheen on one of their ears, now they all have it. Leghorn it is! Guess I will be looking for some welsummer eggs this summer if any of my others go broody!
     

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