I thought I was a Partridge Rock.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenCanoe, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi, thanks in advance for your help.
    I thought I had 3 partridge rock pullets and I noticed yesterday that one had light lines on its breast and side feathers rather than the
    ring pattern on the feathers the other two have.
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  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That girl looks like a Welsummer to me!
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Quote:X2 but I am not real familliar with the breed. How old is she? If she lays a darker brown egg (not Marans dark, but darker than the others) she could be a Welsummer
     
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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Looks just like my Welsummers!
     
  5. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Oops, typos. (My fingers are not working right today.)

    That's a wellie if I ever saw one. She'll lay PRETTY eggs.
     
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  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Wow, thanks. They are 19 weeks and no eggs yet.
    I originally had over 50 birds(17varieties) in that flock. I thought I had 3 Welsummers and 3 Partridge Rocks. I sold 2 Welsummer cockerels at 8 weeks and the third which I thought was a pullet turned out to be a boy. Too many birds for me to keep track of. From now on I get a single breed at a time.
    edited to add - What made matters more confusing, 1 chick arrived dead, 2 died at 4 days so I wasn't positive what I had left. Then about a month ago a pack of huskies broke into the coop and killed 9 taking some home with them.
     
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  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Wellies can take their sweet time to start laying. I think mine were about 6 months old when they started. The only ones who started at 5 months were my Golden Sex Links.
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:I should get some eggs from that flock soon, 2 are Jaerhons, 2 black Leghorns and 4 Anconas. Most with combs and wattles turning red. One of the roosters has been breeding at least one of the Jaerhon pullets.
     

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