Bantam Welsummers. One of each?

BeardedLadyFarm

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May 31, 2009
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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?
 

BeardedLadyFarm

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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.
 

BeardedLadyFarm

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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...
 

windtryst

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May 4, 2008
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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.
 

star2525

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Feb 20, 2009
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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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