Silver Duckwing Welsummers

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by BaxterCoop, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. BaxterCoop

    BaxterCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Guys,
    Thought you might like to see my latest additions. We bought a nice looking trio yesterday morning at a Poultry sale held near to us here in Co. Roscommon. I saw these 3 as we arrived, the Silver Duckwings are hard enough to find here in Ireland. They are last years hatching, just starting to lay and the cockerel is unrelated [​IMG] Any comments on standard are appreciated.

    Hubby could only get a photo of one of the hens 'cos her buddy was camera shy.


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    Elsewhere we have a breeding set of large Buff Orps, just starting to lay, 3 young Barred Rocks, a beautiful black Orp hen looking for a fella, an odd Black/Buff Orp cross we hatched from egg (supposed to be another Black Orp...) and a dozen Welsummer and 6 Buff Sussex eggs in the 'bator with 18 days to go [​IMG]

    It's going to get busy soon [​IMG]

    Hope your all having as much fun as we are,

    Claire
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    They are very fine looking chickens. I'm not one to ask how they conform to breed standards, but I always enjoy a good looking chicken.
     
  3. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, they are so pretty! [​IMG]Congratulations!
     
  4. BaxterCoop

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    Thanks guys,
    They're nice quiet birds, bit skittish when approached still but they'll get used to us [​IMG]
     
  5. NJHemlock

    NJHemlock Just Hatched

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    He is a good looking bird, I really don't like to be the Barer of bad news, but Welsummer have yellow legs and they are not true silver Duckwing they have barring. But he is a great looking young rooster although by now he is two years and probably running the barnyard. With time and a few careful crosses you may be able to get silver welsummers that meet the all the standards and are true breeding out of them. They do have the Welsummer/Rock body type. Rocks and Welsummers are often crossed to get different colour combinations, an example of one such cross, that is becoming it's own standard breed, is the Welbar.
     

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