Golden Duckwing Welsummer - Large Fowl

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tmh-kjwclw, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. tmh-kjwclw

    tmh-kjwclw New Egg

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    I just figured out what type of Rooster we have. He looks like a Golden Duckwing Welsummer. Tell me what you think? Also, I was told he is a very rare breed of chicken.


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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I've never even heard of such. . . . I would say he's something else. . . Or a mutt. Does he have five toes, or are those his spurs?
     
  3. tmh-kjwclw

    tmh-kjwclw New Egg

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    Those are spurs. He has actually won Grand Champion.

    You can look up Golden Duckwing Welsummer. In what I have found they are extremely rare, but he looks exactly like the other pics I have seen.
     
  4. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are his legs white or yellow. They look white. A Welsummer is supposed to have yellow legs.

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  5. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I re-read my little post and hope I didn't come off like I was knocking him. Duckwing is my very favorite color, so he is beautiful.

    I am assuming his tail was cut.


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  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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  7. tmh-kjwclw

    tmh-kjwclw New Egg

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    I am sorry if I came across defensive. We were told he was a rare breed when we got him a couple of years ago. His legs are actually yellow, we have not cut his tail and he is a large fowl not a bantam.

    We have had some of his chicks hatch out and we lost the one hen we got and she looked exactly like a welsummer. She was half welsummer and rhode island red.

    He is actually about 3 years old now and has filled out nicely.

    Last year he won 1st runner up and this year he actually won Grand Champion.

    I am actually trying to find some welsummer hens to breed him with.
     
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  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Very beautiful boy!!!
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Yes Golden Duckwing Welsummer are rare but I don't think he is one [or at least pure Golden Duckwing Welsummer].
    Don't get me wrong he is a nice looking bird but just don't think he is pure or a Golden Duckwing Welsummer.
    He has a lot of Gold in his back, short back, "smut" in his breast and looks to have a lot of Black coming in the Hackles all are incorrect for a Golden Duckwing Welsummer.

    Here is a link to some U.K. Golden Duckwing Welsummer.
    http://www.tiphayesfarm.co.uk/chook-breeds/60-gold-duckwing-welsummer

    Chris
     
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  10. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The British Standard recognises 2 Welsummers, the gold based Partridge Welsummer, a gold duckwing e+ s+; and the Silver Duckwing Welsummer, a silver duckwing e+ S.
    The link shows hens of both these varieties.
    The so called Golden Welsummer male, as shown by the photos in this thread & the web site are actually a gold X silver split, e+/e+ S/s+, and this colour is only found in the male, the females are either Partridge or Silver Duckwing.
    Still a pretty bird
     

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