Welsummer Leg Color

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cuddlebug149, May 13, 2009.

  1. cuddlebug149

    cuddlebug149 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! A newbie here- I just got 4 Welsummers from a breeder and have a call into him but I am anxious for an answer and thought you would help sooner...three have yellow legs and one's is more of a tanish. Is that a Welsummer or did I end up with one of a different breed? I hope not, I drove THREE HOURS today with three children 4 and under to get these guys!
     
  2. what eggs

    what eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.welsummerclub.org/Standard.htm

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    will say I have 2 groups of welsummer chicks right now from two different breeders. Breeder A-distinct darker markings and bright yellow legs as day olds. Breeder B - more muted markings and the legs were a tan like color as day olds. The B group is now 2wks old and I do see the legs are starting to turn more yellow and as they feather in the markings are more sharp.

    Not much help but maybe your tan legged one is from a different hen and the legs will get more yellow as it ages like my group B has.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Best bet is to wait until they are matured around six months or when they start laying.

    Any other colors, it would be a disqualification.
     

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