Welsummer or Easter Eggers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PinkChick6, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. PinkChick6

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    I was told one of these is a Easter Egger and one is a welsummer. All the pictures I've looked up for both breeds look kind of different from what I've got, so now I'm unsure. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. PinkChick6

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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Easter eggers, the second one looks like a rooster.
     
  4. PinkChick6

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    Yes, the really dark one is definitely a rooster with the size of that comb. Lol. I think what's throwing me off is the lighter one has a single comb and I read most easter eggers have a pea comb. I'm new to this still so may be wrong.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't see the pullet's comb well enough to say if it's straight or pea, but everything else is classic Easter egger. Welsummers have straight combs, yellow legs, clean faces (no beards or muffs) and a slightly different color.

    If she does indeed have a straight comb, it cuts down her chances of laying colored eggs. The pea comb gene and the blue egg gene are supposed to be very close on the DNA strand, so they often go together. It's not a 100% thing, but when she starts laying you may well get some shade of brown instead of blue or green.
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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