This was supposed to be a Welsummer.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by QuirkySue, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. QuirkySue

    QuirkySue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It hatched out of a dark brown egg. It was my first hatch and I had pretty poor results so I only got two chicks from a dozen. One that was a stripey chipmunk chick and indeed looks like a welsummer in my complete novice opinion and this mystery bird. It's black with dark grey. These are from a backyard breeder from an ad on craigslist so I wasn't expecting perfect birds and it could very well be a crossbreed. Here are a couple photos of it, from just a day or two old to now at about a month old.


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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It could be that their welsummer was bred by another kind of rooster in the flock. The egg of course would look normal colored.
     
  3. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they had a Cuckoo Marans roo in the pen too?
     
  4. QuirkySue

    QuirkySue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have what I was told is a cuckoo Marans hen in the big coop that does look very similar...I think she has feathers down her legs and on her feet.
     
  5. Brandi Leigh

    Brandi Leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a mix breed.
     

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