Welsummer or Leghorn Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenchok, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered her as a welsummer, but are wondering if that's what she is now? Could she be a brown leghorn? She's about 4 mos. old.
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Doesn't look like either. Could be a New Hampshire, though. THey vary in color with hatchery stock, but she seems like she really could be one of the darker ones. Not positive,though, because of that variation. She's darker with more black than I think most Production Reds have or I'd think possibly that, too.
     
  3. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't look like either. Could be a New Hampshire, though.

    Thanks for the reply. However, she looked like a little chipmunk w/ eyeliner on when she was a chick, so I'm pretty sure she's not a New Hamphire.​
     
  4. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a photo of her back side when she was a chick. She's the lightbrown one that looks like a chipmunk.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She really doesn't look like a Brown Leghorn, but are her earlobes white or red? Welsummers and Brown Leghorns look similar, but she really doesn't look like either. I have Welsummers.
    The chick pic is very telling. Definitely not a NH since they are yellow at that age.
     
  6. one cool chick

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  7. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her lobes are a light brownish color. I don't see any white (yet anyway). Do leghorns have white lobes by this age? Perhaps a Welsummer but not good breeding practices from the hatchery?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It could be an off color for whatever breed she is, making it hard to identify. That chick color and the adult color dont seem to coordinate, if you know what I mean. Maybe someone else can help. I have New Hampshires and Welsummers and have seen lots of brown Leghorns and her coloring is just not like any of them, unless she is badly colored.
     
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I guess off colored wellsummer although hatchery wellsummers often don't have many breed characteristics I also have two Wellie pullets from a well respected breeder and they are much more paterned then that not at all solid colored. She is a pretty girl though [​IMG]

    Henry
     
  10. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know what a Welsummer looks like but here's a pic of my Brown Leghorn pullet at 22 weeks old yesterday...

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    Hope this helps!
     
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