Telling the Difference B/W a Wellie and a SS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MesMama, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. MesMama

    MesMama Songster

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    Can anyone help me out with telling the difference between a Wellie and a Speckled Sussex? Man they look alike?! At least to this first timer with chicks ;) I think the Wellies are lighter? Their wing feathers even look the same yikes! Mine are only 6 days old so maybe I need more time to start seeing differences?
     

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  3. dragonmomma

    dragonmomma In the Brooder

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    The speckled Sussex will start getting white feathers in I have one of each. Else has no white feathers little nugget has white feathers coming in on her chest they started at about 2 1/2 3 weeks old.
     
  4. MesMama

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    Oh excellent info thank you!! I *think* I can tell them apart after looking at more pics and staring at the chicks for like 2 hours LOL! I think the SS are darker??
     
  5. bramblefir

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    Easy peasy! Welsummers have yellow legs and SS have pink/white.
     
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