Silver Duckwing Welsummers

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

  1. BaxterCoop

    BaxterCoop Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2012
    Co. Roscommon, Ireland
    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.


    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,

  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    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

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    Wow, they are so pretty! [​IMG]Congratulations!
  4. BaxterCoop

    BaxterCoop Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2012
    Co. Roscommon, Ireland
    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

    Jan 13, 2015
    Cortland NY
    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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