Welsummer question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rothfarm2000, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. rothfarm2000

    rothfarm2000 Chirping

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    Hi,

    I have a Welsummer about 5 weeks old now. I got her from Wilco Farm Store. She is feathering out very well, but the feathers on her head are pretty light colored. I expected them to come in a darker brown.

    Is this just a phase of the colors or is she a silver duck wing? I was looking at pictures online and found the silver duck wing.

    I'm new to the Welsummers, so forgive my ignorance. I'm sorry that the pictures are not the best.

    Thanks!

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    It does not look like a welsummer. Could you get some pictures in natural lighting so the leg color and feather colors can be seen better.
     
  3. rothfarm2000

    rothfarm2000 Chirping

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    I will get some tomorrow in natural light and post.

    Thank you!
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    You have an Egyptian Fayoumi. :) This is one of the few times I'm 100% positive. ;) I've raised two myself, and would recognize them anywhere! Very distinct looking. Reddish, grizzled chicks that grow into silver birds - quite unique!

    ~Alex
     
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  5. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Definitely doesn't look like a Welsummer. Not just the head but the chest should be either salmon (female) or black (male).
     
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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Not a Welsummer. Its either a Fayoumi or a Silver Campine.
     
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  7. rothfarm2000

    rothfarm2000 Chirping

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    Thank you everyone for your replies so far. I will take some better pictures without the red light as that definitely throws off the colors and post them after work.

    Thank you!
    Colette
     
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  8. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Waiting for better pics.
     
  9. rothfarm2000

    rothfarm2000 Chirping

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    Ok. I tried to get some better pics. They are camera shy! I tried to get a good shot of her legs, they are a greenish color I would say. Also, as a side question, should my Cuckoo Maran (assuming the store got that one right) be darker than this to be a hen?

    If you still would like better pictures, I can hold her later and have my hubby take the photos.

    Thanks!



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  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    It does look like a fayoumi. What color legs on the barred bird?
     
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