Welsummer, Indian Red Jungle Fowl or Silver Phoenix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by [email protected], May 25, 2010.

  1. Country_Gal@Heart

    [email protected] Out Of The Brooder

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    She is 4 weeks old, yet still has no tail feathers. I have another one from the same batch that looks just like her and she doesn't have any tail feathers either. Do you think they are Welsummers? Or maybe a different breed? Thanks for any suggestions.

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It doesn't look like a welsummer chick.
     
  3. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks light a SS (light colored feet) She looks a little young to have her tail feathers growing in yet [​IMG]
     
  4. jenn-E

    jenn-E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have week-old Welsummer & Speckled Sussex chicks that are all starting to get their tail feathers. Both types seem to have less "striping" of their wings than yours. The SS have a bit of white at the edge of their wings. I have attached a photo of each (sorry my cell phone pics are not very clear). Of course, mine are hatchery chicks, and I'm sure there can be a fair amount of variation in appearance. Could yours be Easter Eggers?

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  5. Country_Gal@Heart

    [email protected] Out Of The Brooder

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    They could be easter eggers. That would be great if they are! The farm I bought them at didn't know what they were. I see where your SS has the white on its wings. Neither of mine have any white on their wings. All my chicks (even the younger ones) already have tail feathers. I just found it odd at 4 weeks that neither of them has any tail feathers -- they don't even have the beginning of tails. I guess I will have to wait a few more weeks and post more pics.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Might be a partridge rock.
     
  7. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wrong pattern, PRs don't have Vs on their head
     
  8. blefky

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    My Wellies didn't have that bright white in the striping on their backs.
     
  9. Country_Gal@Heart

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    I wrote to Ideal Hatchery (which is where the shipment originated from) and asked them what this little one might be. They weren't totally positive, but told me she could either be a (1) Welsummer; (2) Indian Red Jungle Fowl; or (3) Silver Phoenix. In looking at pics, it seems to me she favors the jungle fowl the most. Any thoughts from the chicken experts on here? [​IMG]
     
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  10. Country_Gal@Heart

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    By the way, she is FINALLY getting some tail feathers!! [​IMG]
     

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