I thought I had a welsummer but...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gabej, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Gabej

    Gabej Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm really wondering what the dark brown hen is. for the last year I assumed she was a welsummer except for the fact that she doesn't lay dark brown eggs.
     
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  2. Nksg75

    Nksg75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she a cross? Did you hatch her yourself?
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That is a Partridge Rock.

    Note that not all birds which are supposed to lay dark eggs will, if they are hatchery stock. In this particular case the bird is indeed not actually a breed which produces dark eggs, but many hatchery Welsummers, Marans, and Barnevelders lay eggs only a few shades darker than a regularl brown egg and few (in some cases none) will produce a truly dark brown/red or chocolate egg.
     
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  4. Nksg75

    Nksg75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I found what your hen is!!
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  5. Gabej

    Gabej Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahh thanks for the insight. She was a buy from the feed store near my place, mixed with a few other variety and not listed by breed. But looking at other pictures online of partridge rocks she looks identical. Thanks again!
     
  6. Nksg75

    Nksg75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely! I understand the whole feed store confusion. I went last spring and bought some chicks, and the breed was not listed either. I asked an employee what kind are they, he said " they are pullets", I then said "I know they are pullets, however what kind/breed? He looked at me like I was crazy, and said " I just told you, they are pullets".
    After that I learned to not expect too much by way of insight from them.
     
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  7. Gabej

    Gabej Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol seriously, now my primary purchases for chicks comes from a place called "sea breeze hens" out of San Leon, Tx. The lady seems very passionate about her chickens and tends to get some hard to find breeds
     
  8. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have partridge rocks there great birds. You'll love her.
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    ... Reason #375 why feed stores drive me nuts... :rolleyes:
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    ditto - it should be a crime that the employees mislead folks so badly.
     

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