Ok, so not Welsummers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by labelcherky, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. labelcherky

    labelcherky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these as day old chicks. Supposed to be speckled sussex. I thought I had indentified them as Welsummers when I had four dark eggs and only three Marans. I've since figured out that these two mystery pullets are not laying the extra dark eggs. (I guess there was a Maran egg I missed). These girls are laying basic medium brown eggs.

    Do you think they are black sex links? They have a lot of gold to them, though. Ideas?

    Thank you.

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Where did you get them from?
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Sussex have white legs. If the legs are white (can't tell by photos) then Sussex. Not at all body type for Welsummer and with hatchery birds you rarely get good representations of breed. Figuring out breeds can be problematic due to that.
     
  4. labelcherky

    labelcherky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from Rural King who said they were from Ideal Hatchery.
     
  5. labelcherky

    labelcherky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I was disappointed when I realized they weren't sussex... then excited when I thought they were welsummers instead. LOL. I figure if they came from a hatchery they are SOMETHING and not barn yard mix but I'm stumped.

    Whatever they turn out to be... [​IMG] they are the friendliest birds I've ever had.
     
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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Probably Partridge Rocks, then. Ideal's black sexlinks tend to be pretty dark.
     
  7. labelcherky

    labelcherky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. They don't have the penciling I would expect from a partridge rock. Maybe they are just poor specimens. Last time I buy from the feed store.

    Thanks again.
     

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