How to tell the difference between Welsummer and Brown Leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mammachick, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. mammachick

    mammachick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a way to tell the difference between a leghorn and a welsummer?
     
  2. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

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    Welsummers have red earlobes, leghorns have white.
     
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  3. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Brown Leghorn got their white earlobes at around 10 weeks old. Welsummers will be a more red color when feathering out. I just went through the same thing, but at 10 weeks you could definately tell. The brown leghorns are a goldish brown and welsummers are reddish brown.
     
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  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I agree with everyone else in here! Good job folks! You make me proud! What peeps is saying about the golden brown and reddish brown is the breast feathers. Sometimes they can be of dark salmon color too!

    And the color of eggs would tell too! [​IMG]
     
  5. Hayduke27

    Hayduke27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info, thank you folks!!!
     
  6. backinthecoop45

    backinthecoop45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. Can someone please let me know how to tell the difference between the Welsummer and the Penedesenca pullet. I bought two pullets that were suppose to be Penedesencas but now that they are getting older they are starting to look more like a Welsummer.
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  7. Ol Grey Mare

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  8. backinthecoop45

    backinthecoop45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thank you very much.
     

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