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Welsummer vs. Brown Sussex

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 4hooves&featheredfriends, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than egg color, could someone enlighten me on the way to tell the difference(s) between a Brown Sussex and Welsummer. My girlfriend was just given two hens that are penciled in a gold and reddish brown from the neck forward and the body is darker with some penciling and the back end is a black with irridescent green tone.

    Thanks for your help.

    PS I know pics would probably help but I thought there might be a quick identifier.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsummers are Duckwings so the hen will have a salmon coloured breast,they will also have yellow legs. Brown Sussex should be Wheaten based so will not have a salmon coloured breast, they will also have white legs.
    David
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    A Brown Sussex??? We do not have that kind around here but there are Red Sussex which they are reddish brown in color with white speckes on end of each feather. White legs. I used to have some from Sandhill Preservation.

    The closest "Brown Sussex" would be the Speckled Sussex.

    The Welsummer pullet/hen should look like this:
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    Blackdotte, in hatcheries, they only have the partridge kind. Silver and Gold Duckwings are rare, very, very rare! The ones I only saw are the bantam sized in those three colors along with Golden Necked which it was a new variety here in the US.
     
  4. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe a Brown Sussex is also called a Dark Sussex, different country different name.
    Partridge Welsummers are genetically a gold duckwing with mahogany s+/s+ e+/e+ Mh/Mh , Partridge is a hobby name. Silver Duckwing Welsummers are S/S e+/e+.
    David
     
  6. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your responses. So can Wellies have a dark set of feathers, black with green irridescent tones? I found the Dark/Brown Sussex reference on Feathersite if anyone is interested in checking it out.
     

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