Anyone have Welsummer Pics??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FluffyChickenMama, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased Welsummers from Welp Hatchery. Although I wasnt expecting show quality I was expecting something close to what they are suppose to look like.. After searching the net Im thinking my chickens arent anywhere close.. I dont know what they are.. I will try and get a camera to get some pics on here for some help. In the meantime if any of you any guys have pics of your Welsummers of any age I would appreciate it. (Mine are 2mths old)..

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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] This is the pic of the Welsummer pullet at four months old.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    This one is almost eight months old and sibling to above pullet....

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  4. pricem11

    pricem11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens at 20 weeks:

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  5. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the pics.. my little pullets DO NOT look like that.. they are about 2 mths old and have a spotted chest.. (like a speckled sussex) but thats the only part of them thats spotted. Im so disappointed... I really wanted some pretty Welsummers..
     
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  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Call the hatchery and complain to them that you did not order those speckled birds.....
     
  7. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, they kind of look like Welsummers. Check them out on www.poultrymad.com.uk. Maybe they are subject to local interpretation.

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  8. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rufus I can't get that link to work. Frustrating.
     
  9. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no.. I went out yesterday and looked them over from head to toe very well and these are definitely Speckled Sussex.. I contacted the Hatchery and they are sending me a refund... I told them I would rather have the Welsummers and they said they couldnt ship 7 birds because they would die in route.. dont really believe that but ok.. maybe this spring I can order some from Meyer or Ideal.. or maybe I will try hatching eggs again..
     
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  10. pricem11

    pricem11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might try Idealpoultry.com. They have Welsummer pullets in stock--that's where I got mine. During hot weather, I think they would probably ship 7 peeps if you asked. Their customer service is very good.

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