Got three Welsummers and three Speckled Sussex today!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KentuckyChick, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chirping

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    Who's who? [​IMG]

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  2. buckabucka

    buckabucka Crowing

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    Oh! I'm sure someone will know. I had the exact same problem with my chicks (3 welsummers, 2 speckled sussex, and a bunch of dark cornish that also had a similar pattern). I think the one with the defined triangle at the top of the photo means it is definitely a pullet, (and a welsummer?).
    Sorry I cannot be of more help, - it took me WEEKS to know who was who! [​IMG]
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  3. chicknerd

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    Soo cute!!! I got mine last week and I was jealous of my DH as he was the one who got to go to the Post Office and pick them up.

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  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Can you see a difference in their feet yet? The wellies should have yellowish legs, the sussex will have pink legs that are eventually white.
     
  5. KentuckyChick

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    Quote:I honestly hadn't paid attention. I'll look!
     
  6. empireranch

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    I got one of each 5 weeks ago and for the first few weeks thought they were the same!! From the second picture the one top left looks like my Welsummer (based on the triangular marking on head) and the one whose head is at "3 o'clock" has the same head marking as my Speckled Sussex - both had triangle shaped markings, but the Welsummer's triangle was bigger. I am hoping both mine are pullets. It did take a few weeks before I saw a difference in the leg color.
     
  7. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Hi Kentucky Chick! Congrats on your babies! I borrowed your photo and marked the babies that are Wellies. You will love them! [​IMG]
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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  9. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:Dang you're good!

    LOL! Thanks! I went by the creamyier lighter stripes down either side of the back. [​IMG]
     
  10. jenn-E

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    I have both Speckled Sussex and Welsummer, and I agree it's hard to tell the chicks apart. My Speckled Sussex had slightly yellow bellies. As their wing feathers came in, the Speckled Sussex got a white feather at the edge. The leg color is very obviously different now, but looked similar as chicks.
     

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