Welsummer?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CAMathMom, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. CAMathMom

    CAMathMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I know the breeds of all my hens except two. They are not laying yet, but my best guess is Welsummer. What do you think?

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, not a welsummer. White earlobes, body coloring and body shape don't match with welsummers.

    Here's a welsummer:
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  3. CAMathMom

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    I got a "grab bag" of chicks and ended up with 4 Australorps, 2 Barred Rock and 2 of these unknowns. Only the Australorps are laying, so I don’t know what color eggs these girls lay. I thought the coloring looked like Welsummer, but maybe some kind of RIR?
     
  4. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Brown leghorn.
     
  5. leahthor

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    Could it be a brown leghorn? It has the big floppy comb with the white earlopes. I don't know what colour the legs are supposed to be though.
     
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    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I have ones with yellow legs and faded yellow legs. The yellow legs will fade to almost white as they lay.
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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Not a RIR either.

    She looks to have Silver Duckwing coloring.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

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    Quote:I thought that too at first, but the hackle colors look more silver instead of gold. The comb/body shape certainly fits for leghorn.
     
  9. CAMathMom

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    I'll see if I can get some better pictures. Thanks for your help!
     
  10. CAMathMom

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    Thank you for pointing me to leghorn. After reading more about that breed, the description of nervous temperament fits them. Both the Barred Rocks and Australorps are fairly friendly, but not my brown hens. I guess I'll find out as soon as they start laying. White eggs would confirm.
     

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