Wellsummer hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenSheep, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. ChickenSheep

    ChickenSheep Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought these might be too wellsummer hens but the one has a much larger comb and I'm starting to think it's a rooster, but from what I can find online the roosters do not look like that.

    Pic 1is the first one
    Pics 2 & 3 are the second one

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I think they are Wellsummer's and they are all hens.
     
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  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Yup, definitely hens. The first one may possibly be a brown leghorn, or Welsummer X Brown leghorn. It's hard to tell from the photo though.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're both hens, but the first bird is not a Welsummer, she's got the wrong body shape and way too much tail. Looks like some game bird mix to me.
     
  5. ChickenSheep

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    They are from cackle hatchery and came in a hatchery surprise, so that would narrow down the available breeds.
    I'll have to look up some of their other breeds I haven't looked into
    But they definitely should be purebred of whatever
     
  6. ChickenSheep

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    Ahh. 1st one looks brown leghorn! That could also explain the extra white egg I've been getting the last few days! :)
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are all hens, but the first one is a Light Brown Leghorn, not a Welsummer.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  9. ChickenSheep

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    Thanks guys!
    Now that it was mentioned, I'm 100% certain!
    Case closed!
    Again, I have to thank BYC people for not making people feel stupid for asking questions.
     

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