Welsummer Trio please tell me, do they look like good quality Wellies?

Quail_Antwerp

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11 Years
Aug 16, 2008
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I just got this trio of Wellies yesterday. I am not concerned with having SQ, but I do want to have a nice quality, and I am aiming for the darker eggs. One hen laid an egg this morning, and it wasn't as dark as other Wellie eggs I've seen, and the speckles were light.

Are Wellies like Marans? Do they start out light in their cycle, then get darker? or lighter at the end of their cycle?

This is my Rooster
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and here are some shots of the two hens. Not the best pics, but I will try to get better later.
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They are all three super friendly and calm.


So much for maintaining my closed flock. Sigh. I have them quarantined for now. I'll be watching them closely for the next 30 days.
 

EweSheep

Flock Mistress
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Jan 12, 2007
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As for most cases, the Wellies are darker in the beginning of their cycle and get lighter toward the start of their molt cycle. I cull all pullets that has a light colored egg, speckles or not. Sometimes you might find those colors of eggs from hatchery bred birds.

They are nice looking Welsummers.
 

amazondoc

Cracked Egghead
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Mar 31, 2008
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They do get lighter at the end of their cycle, but IME they can ALSO darken up quite a bit over their first few pullet eggs. I wouldn't personally make any final judgments about egg color until they've been laying for at least a coupla weeks.
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