Welsummers or Jubilee Orpington??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Arya28, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Welsummers

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  2. Jubilee Orpingtons

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  3. Speckled Sussex

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  1. Arya28

    Arya28 Songster

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    6DF3C434-9B23-4028-BDFC-2DF72FD19DAF.jpeg 1348F336-10FC-4B90-A042-60E8DAB99DCA.jpeg BF367834-5218-4531-A9E7-B0CDE3CED99D.jpeg 29E6812B-78FE-40AA-A549-437B41BC8D31.jpeg 58F5D820-DD8A-4D1E-B118-E977100F8CB6.jpeg Hi!

    This is a courtesy post for a relative. She actually feels really dumb for asking this. She ordered 3 welsummers from Meyers hatchery. These chickens are 18 weeks old. Now, she’s thinking they might actually be Jubilee Orpingtons.

    They are her favorites out of almost all of their chickens... she loves Jubilee Orpingtons so she wouldn’t mind, but she ordered Welsummers so they will lay colored red-brown eggs for her son.

    Is there any chance these birds are welsummers or are they possibly crossed with welsummers???

    She is going to keep them, she just wants to know if she needs to contact the hatchery to get welsummers.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Looks like jubilee orpingtons to me
     
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  3. dan26552

    dan26552 Free Ranging

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    They look like Jubilee Orpingtons or speckled Sussex to me.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    I would think they're more likely to be speckled Sussex. They certainly are not Welsummers.
     
  5. staceyj

    staceyj Crossing the Road

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    Definitely NOT welsummers!
    Look like Orpingtons!
    Very pretty though!
     
  6. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    I think they are Speckled Sussex. The J. Orpingtons I have seen are huge chickens, beach ball size. I have an SS, and these look just like her. BTW, she's my best layer, eggs are light brown.
     
  7. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    If she had them as chicks, pics will tell, the JO and SS chicks are very different, whereas welsummers and ss look very similar as babies, more likely to mix up....
     
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  8. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road

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    Not Welsummers for sure.
     
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  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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  10. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Crowing

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    The hen at the bottom of the first picture sure looks like a Welsummer.
     
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