She's 11 weeks, beautiful, and a mystery

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DonHess, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. DonHess

    DonHess Out Of The Brooder

    Erica and her 14 friends were hatched on May 1. From Meyer Hatchery came, as ordered, 3 Golden-laced Wyandottes, 3 black New Jersey Giants and 3 NH Reds. 6 more came alongside in the "brown layer variety pack." Of the six I have an extra Wyandotte, an extra NH Red, a barred Plymouth Rock, a white rock, a RIR, and... Erica, my mystery hen. She is 10-11 weeks old in this pic.

    Can you tell me her breed? She is beautiful, her brown feathers change color and pattern into the tail. What have I got?

  2. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2014
    United States
    Looks like a Welsummer to me.

    Welsummers lay dark brown speckled eggs like this:

    Last edited: Jul 9, 2016
  3. DonHess

    DonHess Out Of The Brooder

    After looking at several photos of adult Welsummer hens, I believe you are exactly right. And what a pretty bird she will be. As she is my favorite lap-sitter, I fear only that my incredible handsomeness will spoil our photos together.

  4. Goldenelk lover

    Goldenelk lover Just Hatched

    Yup,a well summer!and a pretty girl!

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