What breeds are these two pullets?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by CarolJ, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    This is the first time I've posted photos - and I hope I'm doing it right!

    I have seven 18-week old pullets. Five of them were easy to figure out. These two, though, it took me a few days to decide which was which. They are supposed to be a Welsummer and an Easter Egger. The thing that had me confused is that this Easter Egger has very different coloring from the other two EE's that I have. I know the ones of you who've had chickens for awhile think I'm crazy to not be able to distinguish the different breeds. What can I say - I'm in my sixties, and this is all new to me. LOL!

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    This is Ariel, the Easter Egger.

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    And this is Willow, the Welsummer.

    Am I right?
     
  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    they both look like easter eggers and that is a normal easter egger color.
     
  3. Karen09

    Karen09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Easter Egger may have slate colored legs but the Welsummer should have yellowish legs. Both of the chickens you showed had slate-colored legs. Easter Eggers can be any color as long as they lay a colored egg (blue, green and sometimes they are light brown almost pinkish). I did have one Easter Egger who layed a typical brown egg. My Welsummer lays a redish brown with spots on it. you may have to wait and see what colored eggs they lay.
     
  4. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    i have never seen a welsummer with beard and and a muff
     
  5. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Maybe I have 4 EE's and no Welsummer then. They should start laying soon - and if I get a dark brown egg, I'll know it's a Welsummer . . . and no dark brown eggs, it's an EE. I was studying their legs today. The EE's definitely have greenish/slate colored legs. The one that's supposed to be a Welsummer has a little different colored legs than the others - but definitely not yellowish.

    Thanks for the replies. :)
     

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