Purchased a Welsummer-- but I'm thinking it's not actually a Welsummer.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kwinnypoo, May 22, 2012.

  1. kwinnypoo

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    She has decent sized spurs as well...
     
  2. aoxa

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    Rooster - no clue as to what breed. Most likely a mix.
     
  3. dretd

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    How old? The color (from what I can see in the photo) is off for a Wellie, but I have to say my Wellie hen has may 1 cm spurs at a bit over a year so that doesn't necessarily mean roo.

    A full body shot standing with good lighting and the age would be most helpful.
     
  4. kwinnypoo

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    I have no clue the age... I bought her as an adult. She is definately not a roo, she does not crow, not once, and I've had her for a few weeks. She's really raggedy in this photo-- her tail feathers appear to have been ripped out, but are growing back now.

    I will try to locate a better photo for you.
     
  5. Habibs Hens

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  6. kwinnypoo

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    She's far right of bowl in this one.



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    She's the one eating out of the bowl in this one. The one to the left of the photo is the other Welsummer I bought at the same time, from the same lady.

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    From above, with her adopted babies (she's the only one that has taken interest in them)

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    Between the roo and the babies.
     
  7. kwinnypoo

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    She looks more like a Wellie than I thought then... I am certain she is not a roo... She has adopted our pullets we recently put into the yard, and hasn't crowed a single time since we've had her.

    On the contrary, the Delware roo we recently got has't stopped crowing like a maniac!
     
  8. texas75563

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    With the pictures you added, it does look like a Welsummer. That would make it a hen. Hen's and Roo's of that breed look nothing alike.

    Edit: You already knew it was a hen. Someone else might not know you can tell it is a hen just by the coloration.
     
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  9. kwinnypoo

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    Which then makes me wonder what the OTHER "Welsummer" is... LOL ...
     
  10. texas75563

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    Welsummers are known to be broody. Probably why she adopted the chicks you have.
     

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