Anyone ever wind up with a Welsummer that was supposed to be an EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Contessa, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Contessa

    Contessa Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four birds, two of which were supposed to be EE's. I am about 75% convinced one of them is a Welsummer. It has no beard and no muffs and the color patter appears to be right. Anyone ever have this happen before? Or is it possible I still have an EE that has the Welsummer's coloring?
     
  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Anything is possible! [​IMG]

    A picture would be very helpful.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    At first glance, I will occasionally mistake my Welsummer Shirley for my EE Rebecca, if it's a side glance. From the front, no way, and certainly not from the rear. But Rebecca has the partridge coloring very similar to the Welsummer.
     
  4. Contessa

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    Quote:Let me see what I can do...
     
  5. Contessa

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    Ok, looking again here I take it back. I don't think she's a welsummer. Her legs are wrong (green and not yellow) and so is her comb (looks like a pea comb maybe?).

    Why doesn't she have a beard or muffs? Do they just come in really late?
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She is an EE. Green legs and pea comb are the giveaway. EE's are a mixed breed, so they may or may not have muffs/beards.
     
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    She looks like she could be an EE. The majority of EE do have beards/muffs, but it is also possible for an EE not to have a beard and/or muffs as there are some who don't have pea combs or green legs.

    I have an EE roo with a beautiful beard, green legs and a straight comb and have 3 EE's who have yellow legs. It depends on the genetics of the parents.
     
  8. Contessa

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    Quote:Oh boo!! I really wanted a beardy chicken! She's pretty though. Thanks for the explaination (and the reminder) - for some stupid reason I thought she may have one or the other. Don't know why I didn't consider "neither" as an option.
     
  9. Contessa

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    Quote:These were all hatchery stock. My other is green legged also with a different comb - can't tell what kind but it looks a lot more like a rose comb. She looks like she's going to have muffs.

    I got excited for a few minutes thinking I got a surprise. I still did, just not the one I thought! [​IMG]
     
  10. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    That is the one neat thing about EEs they are unique ~ you never know what you are going to get!
     

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