Welsummer Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mjanderson437, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. mjanderson437

    mjanderson437 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of my welsummer pullets is really a roo. All of a sudden I just noticed how much brighter the feathers were all over and how red its comb is compared to the other. The guy I bought them from said he'd switch out any roos but now I have to resist the impulse to keep him and add another pullet. I'm afraid my husband is going to riot eventually. ;). What do y'all think? The one in front compared to the one in the very back.

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  2. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, a few things I noticed was brightly colored hackles, and some saddle feathers. He definitely looks like a young cockerel to me. Also, is that a beard on him? Because, he looks much more like an EE roo, and Welsummers don't have beards.
     
  3. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the bird in front the one you're worrying is a roo? I agree that it looks rooey, but it seems to have a beard... I think it's an EE, not a welsummer!
     
  4. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree it is an EE. Very pretty but not a welsummer and I dont see a welsummer in any of those birds
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  5. mjanderson437

    mjanderson437 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The middle two are supposed to be speckled Sussex. Only the front and back ones are supposed to be welsummers. I googled images of welsummer pullets and I thought the one in the back looked like that. But since I've had chickens all of 4 months, I'm obviously no expert. I wouldn't mind an ee at all, but a roo does me no good. I am not sure what exactly a beard is, so I'll Google then take a closer look at him. They are only a few months old at this point.
     
  6. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one you're asking about looks like an Easter Egger roo. The girl in the back resembles a Welsummer, but has a really red neck.
     
  7. mjanderson437

    mjanderson437 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I googled beards and examined my suspect and I definitely see what you mean. He is pretty...wish he was a hen, then I wouldn't even mind the mix up, as I'd like some ee. Shucks. Here's a closer pic of the pullet that was in the back in the first pic.
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  8. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my EE's. Love the blue eggs and they are super layers. Sorry it turned out to be a boy. Your hen there looks like she coud be a wellsummer. I am also concerned about the light neck but different stock produces different variances. Whatkind of comb does she have/??
     
  9. mjanderson437

    mjanderson437 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's little... like little bumps in a row and a light pinky/flesh color.

    The guy probably had hatchery stock, which is fine...I'm no breeder. If I had an ee hen, I might keep the roo just cause I like his looks, but since I don't, I'll probably trade him back for a pullet.

    Thanks for all the input!
     

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