Bantam Welsummers. One of each?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeardedLadyFarm, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched these bantam Welsummers about 4.5 weeks ago. The combs are almost identical, as is body size. I'm curious about differences in chest feathers and hackle colors.

    I would say from the red breast that this is a pullet on the left.
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    I would say from the black breast that this is a cockerel.
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    "pullet" on left. "cockerel" on right.
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    Anyone have experience with these, or other partridge colored birds?
     
  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think so
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    There are BANTAM Welsummers?????
     
  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why yes there are bantam Welsummers! They sadly don't lay dark brown eggs, but they seem to lay quite large eggs for bantams. At least I was impressed with the egg size when they arrived. They do seem larger than the other bantams of the same age. I've not seen them as adults yet.
     
  5. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some due to hatch in about 10 days!
     
  6. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you need 2 more! Where are you in PA?

    They're cute little birds, but are very lively. I just hatched some LF Wellies from dark dark eggs, and I think I'm going to keep one of those instead of the bantams. I can't have roosters regardless...
     
  7. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I am in Chester County, about 25 min west of King of Prussia. I hope I have a good hatch, my eggs are from Erhard Weihs out in WA.
     
  8. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's where my eggs came from! If you find you need two more, let me know... My chicken population is out of control!
     
  9. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I will let you know...I am not expecting many to hatch the box was damaged & a couple of eggs broken..should hatch next Thursday.
     
  10. star2525

    star2525 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Philadelphia,

    I'd be interested in taking them off your hands. How old are they? And do they have yellow legs?

    Let me know a price and email me off list for working out details.

    Victoria
     

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