What breed is my new chuck?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KMeade, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. KMeade

    KMeade Out Of The Brooder

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    I was sold this pullet as a welsummer but she looks more like a dorking, but doesnt have the dorking 5 toes. Any thoughts?

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  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's not a Dorking (Dorkings have five toes and white legs).

    Here's a list of the breeds that I know of that come in that color, but with yellow legs: Old English Game (Silver Duckwing and Golden Duckwing), Silver Leghorns, Silver Duckwing Yokahomas, and Phoenix (Silver Duckwing and Golden Duckwing).

    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. Stumpfarmer

    Stumpfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think the tail is wrong for a Yokohama or Phoenix; the hens of those breeds and other long-tails carry their tails lower, their tailfeathers are longer, and they curve downward.
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is for Silver Leghorn!
     
  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wouldnt leghorns have tighter feathers along with a slender body?
     
  6. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a silver duckwing color variant Wellie. When I got a hatchery chick at the feed store this spring there were some lighter colored ones in the bin (I avoided them thinking they might be boys with a paler head) and I looked it up. I kicked myself for not picking myself up one. Apparently its pretty rare but out there, especially since they were hatchery. Go figure.
     
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  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she maybe be some kind of cross? Her body type and feathering don't really look like any of the breeds I listed.

    Maybe she's a Welsummer crossed with one of the breeds I listed. Or not? [​IMG] A rooster could have gotten into the pen by accident, or some hen flew in and laid her egg... [​IMG]
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first difficult part with IDing this bird is that it is hatchery stock, so it will not be a shining example for it's breed, just really really good at laying eggs. The second is that it appears this picture may have been taken during a cold time of the day, or right after a dust bath for those birds. They all appear fluffed up. That's kind of why I was leaning towards leghorn.

    If it's hatchery stock, there is a really good chance that it's a cross with another breed just due to the hatchery breeding program. Oh hatcheries, how much heartburn you give us all! [​IMG]
     
  9. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be very helpful if KMeade will tell us where they got the pullet--we cannot assume it was a hatchery. It would also be very helpful if we knew the country of origin for the bird. I am still sticking with Silver Duckwing Wellie. Here is a link to a website that has a picture of her Wellsummers including a Silver Duckwing hen:
    http://thecrazychickenlady.com/crazy_026.htm
     
  10. KMeade

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