The Welsummer Thread!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pinkchick, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:Anyone?

    Sorry not sure, hopefully someone who has worked with Wellies longer will have more information for you [​IMG]

    Hi Happy!

    I'm not sure either, but one thing I know for sure is that any thing can happen. [​IMG] Give it just a little more time and I am sure someone that knows will pop by. Good to see you again! [​IMG]
     
  2. Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can the boys start showing combs at 2 weeks old or are both boys and girls know to show combs early?
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Oh sure they can. I've had some that I can even tell at hatch- the combs will look "smushed" to one side sometimes. Those have always been boys for me. Fortunately- I figured out which one of my hens throws mostly female offspring, BUT she's the one I got the mini hen from [​IMG]
     
  4. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:I agree with Happy....they sure can. I can see nice little plump combs around day 10 and then from there they just keep going and going and going........................................................................'til one day.......COCKA-DOODLE-DOOOOOOOOO! [​IMG]
     
  5. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:To keep good egg color, yes, hatching the darkest eggs will help maintain it and in some cases can even improve egg color and it can get darker. But...if you like the speckled terracotta colored eggs you can set them as well. Both smooth terra cotta colored eggs and speckled terra cotta colored eggs are acceptable with Welsummers. [​IMG]

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  6. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:WOW! Already?!?!?! [​IMG] Lots and lots O' luck Les! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm very excited for you. I know how long you have been waiting to get these eggs and I appreciate your patience my friend. I hope you have an excellent hatch. Gosh....I'm still just stunned that it is lockdown already. I had it wrote down on my calendar too, just dawn on me. [​IMG]

    Kim, they are rockin like crazy. Even the Charmin blue copper is rockin. I will keep you posted. Today is day 19. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Good luck Les! This is great news! Hey if you get that Charmin egg to hatch it will be the first one of her eggs that has ever hatched since she started laying a few months ago. They develop and even make it to lockdown but then nothing. Got my fingers crossed bigtime for that egg!!!! And all the rest of course. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Great big Welcome to ALL the new folks joining us here in the Welsummer thread! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Harry~ Good to see you back! [​IMG]
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Anyone?

    Yes it is possible. Get yourself a bantam roo and see what she will produce. Keep the smallest offsprings and darkest eggs from that group. Sometimes throwbacks do occur that you might end up having chicks that are LF and some are BF. If you want to go for the bantam project, you would need to keep the smallest and darkest eggs.
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Anyone?

    Yes it is possible. Get yourself a bantam roo and see what she will produce. Keep the smallest offsprings and darkest eggs from that group. Sometimes throwbacks do occur that you might end up having chicks that are LF and some are BF. If you want to go for the bantam project, you would need to keep the smallest and darkest eggs.

    Awesome! Geez- where am I going to find a tiny roo? Not that I need another project right now. I already know that somebody is planning on stealing all of my egg sales business next year, so I had to start a new project to stay one step ahead.
    Banties don't take up much space or feed though, so maybe.... [​IMG]
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yes it is possible. Get yourself a bantam roo and see what she will produce. Keep the smallest offsprings and darkest eggs from that group. Sometimes throwbacks do occur that you might end up having chicks that are LF and some are BF. If you want to go for the bantam project, you would need to keep the smallest and darkest eggs.

    Awesome! Geez- where am I going to find a tiny roo? Not that I need another project right now. I already know that somebody is planning on stealing all of my egg sales business next year, so I had to start a new project to stay one step ahead.
    Banties don't take up much space or feed though, so maybe.... [​IMG]

    Nate might have some banty roo for you in the fall if you can get a hold of him. [​IMG]
     

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