welsummer and speckled sussex chicks looks alike

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gapeachy, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my speckled sussex chicks and my welsummers look the same and the new ones are the same age...I put them in together...how in the world do I tell them apart?
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Never had Sussex chicks but this is what the Welsummer chick looks like:
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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Most Wellies are darker.

    Here is my day old SS.

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  4. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had Welsummers but here is what my Speckled Sussex look like. From googling Welsummers it looks like the chest is darker on the Welsummer.

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  5. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! yes they do [​IMG] Here's the best way I've found to tell the little buggers apart before their feathers differentiate them: their leg color. SS have white or light pink legs, Welsummers have yellow legs.
     

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