What breed of hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by learycow, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got this hen and have no clue what breed she is. They had an assortment of breeds (leghorns, wyandottes, delawares, black sex links) and a few like this. I have brown leghorns and they are smaller framed than this hen, plus she doesn't have the white earlobe. Does anyone know what breed she might be?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cute Welsummer girl.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    welsummer
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  4. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    Welsummer x 3
     
  5. chickenlover286

    chickenlover286 Out Of The Brooder

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    Agreed
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, she's a Wellie. Should lay nice dark brown eggs for you!
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsummer
     
  8. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I've never had this breed before so it's exciting to have a new one!
     
  9. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Wellie. Her name is Madeline. She's the most inquisitive and friendly of all my girls. She's only hatchery quality so her eggs aren't that dark, but she's a good layer.
     
  10. estradabernie

    estradabernie New Egg

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    I just discovered this. I am in the process of getting some standard size Welsummer hatching eggs. I made an image search for the Welsummer and found out that there are also not only the standard chicken but also the bantam as well. Is your hen small like a bantam? Just curious because I can't tell from the picture if she is a bantam or a standard size. I have three bantam hens and for a very long time I could not figure out what kind of hens I had bought. Now I know. I have Welsummer hens. I'll also be getting the standard size soon. My little hens, as what I have been calling them, are the sweetest little hens in my flock. They make beautiful sweet little sounds when they forage around the yard. I love them.
     
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