Judge my Welsummer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by L&Schickens, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    This is a 6 month old cockerel. How does he look for going to a show next month?
    Wellington
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  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is he? I feel like he hasn't grown into all his "manly" feathers yet, like his saddle feathers, so his color doesn't look quite right yet to me... But he looks pretty nice. I'd go ahead and show him. [​IMG]
     
  3. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    He is 6 months old [​IMG]
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I personally would not show him just because of the amount of white feathers around the base of the tail.

    The breast is supposed to be black with red mottleing too. I cannot see it clear enough.

    Here is a page where I browsed the standard: http://www.welsummerclub.org/Standard.htm
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Looks a little young, but comparing with the champions on the standards page, I'd say he measures up.
     
  6. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Head and neck, rich golden brown. Hackles rich golden brown as uniform as possible, free from black striping. Back, shoulder coverts and wing bow bright red-brown. Wing coverts black with green sheen forming a broad bar; primaries (out of sight when wing is closed), inner web black, outer web brown; secondaries, outer web brown, inner web black with brown peppering. Tail (main) black with a beetle green sheen; coverts, upper black, lower black edged with brown. Breast black with red mottling. Abdominal and thigh fluff black and red mottled.

    Yeah, his chest is all black. His tail shows the fluffy "Downey" part of the feather. It is not really white. But I see what you mean. He is so pretty though!!!
     
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  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    He got beautiful color and needs to have brown in his chest.

    I'll wait a bit before showing him so he can display his BEST color he possibly can!
     
  8. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Well, there is a show in December and I can enter him as a cockerell I think.

    I think they should change the standard to how MY beautiful roo looks!! [​IMG]
     
  9. 77horses

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  10. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Do you think he could be a clean legged Marans and not a Welly?
    Just wondering.
    He is not from a hatchery, but from a private breeder I never met in CA. My MIL got him and some others from that man. I got Wellington and two hens from her. All 5 hens I have are Welsummers for sure. Three of them are from Ideal that I ordered back in June.
    Any thoughts?[​IMG]
     

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