Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Welbies, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Welbies

    Welbies New Egg

    Apr 25, 2009
    Hello Friends,
    We are new to the chicken world, and have incubated eggs and had six hatch today. Three of them are really cute brown with chipmunk stripes down their back. I thought (from previous posts) that we identified them as Welsummers, but ours came out of white eggs, not brown.

    Does anyone know what breed they are?

    Unfortunately I don't understand how to post pictures to show you.

    Thanks for your input!!
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Do they have sleek or poofy cheeks? What color legs? How small are they?

    My first thought based on your description would be an old english game. What size egg did they come out of?
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    brown leghorns?
    I thought this one was really special but she's "just" a brown leghorn.
    She's still special.

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I agree, most likely brown leghorn
    where did you get the eggs? there is a chance they are mixes if they came from a farmstand....
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    they would not be Welsummers if they came out of white eggs. Perhaps Brown Leghorns.
  6. mermaidgoat

    mermaidgoat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ameraucana chick? We have a dark and a light Ameraucana chick and the dark one looks just like a pic of a baby welsumer, with the chipmunky coloring.
  7. Welbies

    Welbies New Egg

    Apr 25, 2009
    Hello Friends,
    Thank you so much for your replies. I think you all are right, they are probably brown leghorns.

    In response to your questions: it came from a medium sized egg, but the three birds are kind of small. We have two others that are yellow chicks, that came out of smaller shells, but from day one the yellow ones were bigger than the brown ones.

    And lastly, they have orange-ish legs.

    One last question--- it seems people are sexing welsummers by the stripe on their head, can the same be done for brown leghorns?

    One of my chicks had a very defined dark stripe on the top of her head, but the other two are more cloudy. Can something about their sexes determine this??

    Thanks again!!!
    From the new backyard farmer on the block [​IMG]

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