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Are these welsh harlequins--or was I duped?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mcjerdensfarm, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. mcjerdensfarm

    mcjerdensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased some welsh harlequin eggs last summer and hatched out my babies. I know that the feet of the females get darker as they get older, but what about the bills??? All the females that I have seen have dark bills and my girls do not as you can see. I love them all the same, but I am curious if I have the "real things."

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    They just went for a swim--I think they are just beautiful!
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like welsh harlequins but they might have some other breed like appleyard in them, I dont think I have seen a yellow billed harlequin hen before.

    *edited for spelling*
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The drake looks like my silver appleyards.
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    The drake looks correct but then Hens should have greenish black bills. Feather coloring looks good on the drake and the hens coloring is pretty close.
     
  6. mcjerdensfarm

    mcjerdensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their bills are orange with darker spots on them. That is why I was wondering if the bills might get darker with age. I really have no idea, but I too have never seen a female with an orange/yellow bill. I think they are beautiful all the same, but I've been asked by a few friends if I would sell any eggs when they started laying. I don't want to wrongly sell a specific breed.
     

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