Is she really a welsummer?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by liparotto, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. liparotto

    liparotto Out Of The Brooder

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    A little while back I bought two 5 week old chicks from a local farm. One is supposed to be a welsummer and the other a gold sex link. They're nine weeks old now, and the Welsummer is a lot smaller than the sex link and also has a lot of white feathering on it's chest and side. Is she really a welsummer? I can't seem to find pictures that have this much white on them. [​IMG]

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  2. Tmaxson01

    Tmaxson01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks more like my Speckled Sussex than my Welsummer
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    No, she's a speckeled sussex, hatchery quality or possibly mixed with something else. Their color changes as they mature, they're very striking birds.
     
  4. Tmaxson01

    Tmaxson01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of my Welsummers at about 2 months old (the one in very front and the one on the left side floor). They didn't have any white. Also here is a picture of my Speckled Sussex.

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with the previous posts....looks more Sussex to me.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry, I don't know much about breeds, but you got some pretty chickens there!
     
  7. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    i also would say speckled sussex

    defo not a wellie
     
  8. liparotto

    liparotto Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the response. Makes sense.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. I agree with the other posters, she looks more like a sussex. She's very pretty, though.
     
  10. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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