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EE or Welsummer?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Matty26, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Matty26

    Matty26 Out Of The Brooder

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    So perusing the forums, I have learned that my Aracauna's we're in fact EE's.... Good to know, I am waiting to see what egg color surprises I get. Reading on the last EE topic though, someone posted a pic of a hen that looks very similar to my Big Red. So now I'm thinking she's a Partrige colored Welsummer? Welsummer + EE? We've wondered why she has 3 times the comb of my EE's, and the yellow beak and legs.... anybody?

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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all the individual pics look like welsummers, but it looks like 4 EE's are in the group photo.
     
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  3. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a Welsummer to me. [​IMG]
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    You may have some olive-eggers there. Is it possible that the father of your EEs was a Wellie?

    I'm hoping to make some just like yours in the spring with (one of several!) a Wellie roo and EE hens.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yep, a Welsummer pullet all right! [​IMG]
     
  6. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    individual is a Wellie... pretty sure... the group photo has EE or something else but the single comb beauty is a wellie
     
  7. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, Robin take another look at those legs. Matty, can you tell us what color they are?

    They look to have a greenish, willow color to them. If that's the case, I'd say it's an EE.

    I crossed my BW Ameraucana roo over my Welsummer hens this year. I have some very light colored chicks but I also have some darker looking chicks. I also have a juvenile Welsummer cockerel that looks just like a Welsummer except it has a peacomb.

    Given all that, I think you've got some EE in her.

    God Bless,
     
  8. Matty26

    Matty26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Her legs look pretty yellow to me. My other EE's are grey/green no doubt about it, but hers look yellow. neutral beak I think. No ear muffs or beard either. those pics were taken early morning with poor lighting. I will get get better pics in the morning with some comparisons to my other EE's. Thanks for everyones imput!!

    -Matt-
     
  9. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her feather pattern looks a little ee-ish to me, maybe she's a cross? But i mostly had to post cuz I have never ever seen another Coos Bay-er on here!!! Haha, we might know each other! Pretty chickens.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Tailfeathers, I saw the legs and to me, they are yellow but not bright yellow of a youngster. She is a beauty in the second picture. The rest of them looks fine and see some EE;s going on in there.

    Maybe more pics of this pullet will be needed. If she does have some pigment in it, like blotchy pattern, then it is not a true Welsummer.

    Good job, Tailfeathers!
     

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