Welsummers - duckwing or partridge?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BarkerChickens, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I've seen both listed for welsummers and I don't know which is accurate. I have eggs that may be 1/2 SF (roo) and 1/2 Welsummer (hen). The color calculator is a bit different depending it I use partridge vs duckwing. Thanks!
     
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are two varieties of Wellsummer, Partridge (a Gold Duckwing) basically e+/e+ s+/s+ & Silver Duckwing e+/e+ S/S. Your Salmon Faverolle is a Silver Wheaten with mahogany, eWh/eWh S/S Mh/Mh.
    David
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Thanks!
     
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Partridge has different meanings in the world of chickens. In the US partridge usually refers to birds that are gold and penciled as in a partridge wyandotte or partridge plymouth rock. In other places partridge refers to the gold duck wing pattern.

    The females adult plumage from the cross will look similar to a female salmon faverolle but will have black stippling on their back ( the back will be darker). The males will be similar to the salmon faverolle male also but will show some straw color in the hackles and have a red back and shoulders.

    Tim
     

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