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Bantam Welsummers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WyandotteIndeed, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chirping

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    Howdy y'all!
    So, my mother took a day trip a couple counties over to buy some "rare" chickens she saw advertised on CraigsList, and the lady had some lovely birds. She also had a trio of young supposedly bantam welsummers that mom bought for me just because they were so cute and she thought I would like them. Anyhow... they are cute as buttons, but welsummers they are not. There was a whole flock of these little guys and according to mom all looked just alike. They have just started laying and the eggs are brown, but not terribly dark, but they are bantams, so eggs might not be dark even if they were welsummers. The clincher is the rose combs. They do match the bill mostly other than that. They look more like wyandottes in type to me, but are patterned like welsummers. Has anyone heard of bantam rose-comb welsummers? They came from a breeder in Central Oregon.[​IMG]
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Partridge Wyandottes, maybe?
     
  3. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chirping

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    I considered that, but I have other partridge birds and they have clearly delineated lacing in their feathers. The rooster would be hard to tell, but all of the hens looked like my two. Here she is with her little rose comb, but otherwise looking like a welsummer, [​IMG]

    And here are a couple as they should look with single combs,

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    And here is a partridge wyandotte, which except for the comb is clearly a different pattern.

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    Still befuddled....
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Hmmm, I'm not sure what they. They could be poor quality Partridge Wyandottes. But I will say, I love their coloring!
     
  5. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chirping

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    Thanks Wyandottes7, I am doubting that they are wyandottes as the lady they came from was breeding show quality bantam barnevelders and a couple other dutch breeds along with these "welsummers." The world is full of folks breeding new strains of chickens, but I have never heard of rose combs accepted on welsummers at a show. My mother assured me that her entire flock had these and that it was not an issue of "poor quality" or being sold culls because of a DQ trait, like single combs on a wyandotte which happens occasionally. I will say that accept for this mystery, they are a very nice group and are truly delightful birds.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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