Welsummers?

SunsetValleyAcres

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I just purchased some lovely welsummer pullets today, and two of them are a bit different.. I’m still learning and I’m not sure if they may be the silver duckwing variety? Or what say you? I can try to get better pics tomorrow, they were a bit skittish in their new home.
You can see in the picture, the one on the bottom perch and the third from the top left.. they both also have more comb/wattle growth. Maybe they are closer to point of lay 🤷🏻‍♀️
(They are June hatches)
***edited to clarify, I’m curious why 2 are different coloring than the others.. 5 look “typical” welsummer (maybe it’s “partridge”?) Could those 2 be silver duckwing colored?
 

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Little Baby Bean

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I just purchased some lovely welsummer pullets today, and two of them are a bit different.. I’m still learning and I’m not sure if they may be the silver duckwing variety? Or what say you? I can try to get better pics tomorrow, they were a bit skittish in their new home.
You can see in the picture, the one on the bottom perch and the third from the top left.. they both also have more comb/wattle growth. Maybe they are closer to point of lay 🤷🏻‍♀️
(They are June hatches)
All pullets. They look to be around POL.
 

SunsetValleyAcres

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Yes I agree, I wasn’t questioning if they were pullets but more their coloring.. sorry if I wasn’t clear. I probably explained better inside my head 😂 5 of them look like the “typical” welsummer, but 2 are colored a bit differently. I was wondering if they were silver duckwing welsummers possibly, or something else?
 

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Yes I agree, I wasn’t questioning if they were pullets but more their coloring.. sorry if I wasn’t clear. I probably explained better inside my head 😂 5 of them look like the “typical” welsummer, but 2 are colored a bit differently. I was wondering if they were silver duckwing welsummers possibly, or something else?
Oooh, I see what you're talking about- they're a bit greyer than the others, right? No idea about that.
 

wolfwalker

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To tell the truth, I raise Welsummer's and the two in question don't look like Welsummer's to me. Now if I go two pens down, they do look like my Gold Crele Legbars. So it is possible they have some legbar in them, eggs will tell. If they were in my flocks, I would expect blue eggs form those two girls.
 

Auntiejessi3

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To tell the truth, I raise Welsummer's and the two in question don't look like Welsummer's to me. Now if I go two pens down, they do look like my Gold Crele Legbars. So it is possible they have some legbar in them, eggs will tell. If they were in my flocks, I would expect blue eggs form those two girls.
If they were a mix between legbar and wesummer wouldn't they lay green eggs?
 

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