welsummer and sp. sussex day old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 1mommahen, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Can anyone tell me how to tell apart my sp. sussex and welsummer day old chicks? Can't find anything defining! Thanks:D
     
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    I'm not sure what a speckled sussex chick looks like to be honest but welsummer chicks look like chipmunks.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    So do SS chicks, LOL. I'd have a hard time if I had both in my brooder till they started to feather out.
     
  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    Gosh there are so many chipmunk chicks. LOL Barnvelders are the same, can't tell them apart from a welsummer chick.
     
  5. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Yes, they both look like chipmunks with racing stripes! lol I'll just tell DH I'll have to keep them all! While I'm handing him a pint of Ben & Jerry's to smooth out the transaction![​IMG]
     
  6. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    Great idea. LOL Just hand him the ice cream and tell him you have to keep them all incase you accidently get rid of all of one kind.
     
  7. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about leg color? Welsummers have yellow legs, SS have white.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    But, not right at the very beginning, I dont think. They have "baby legs", all pinky, then they turn. After they do turn, then you surely can tell the difference, but by then, the feathering will tell the difference, as well.
     
  9. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont SS have a light patch on their chest, I cant remember! I dont even know if Welsummers do, hahaha.
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    i know what speckled sussex chicks look like but what do welsummers look like?
     

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