When do Wellsummers develop their patterns?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rebecca10782, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    We have a three month old Wellsummer who looks exactly like our Buckeye. She doesn't have any pattern or color change yet. The Wellsummer pattern is so gorgeous, I hope it comes in. Is this normal for it to come in late? She had better be a Wellsummer [​IMG]

    I don't have any pictures yet, I will get some soon.
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Hmm not sure mine are 14 weeks and already have allot of patterning on their feathers.
     
  3. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic of yours? I'm new to the breed but I have some that are just about a month old now and they have patterning (is that a word?) and seem to be what my inexperience eye thinks they should be lookin like. Here they are.
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    And cockerel:
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  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    This will be a pullet: [​IMG]

    Sometimes you can tell by the sex around a month old, sometimes earlier to see if you got males or females by looking at the patterns. The black breast feathers tells you that the chick is a male while the female got salmon tan breast feathers.
     
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Can you post a picture of your birds. Mine look exactly like Ewesheep's and was quite apparent at an early age.
     
  6. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Your birds are so beautiful [​IMG] This is weird, Pesca is 3 months old now and she doesn't have any patterning. She is a deep mahogany with a slight darking at her tail. I guess she is defective [​IMG] Just kidding, I love them all no matter what. Well I will see how it goes, I will post pictures soon.
     
  7. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Here are some baby pictures. She sure looks like a Wellsummer, but I am no expert.
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  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    She sure does look like a wellie maybe she is just poorly colored I bet she is a pretty girl anyway [​IMG]
     
  9. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    She does have some very subtle stripes coming in on her neck now. I think she is a Wellsummer, I guess I'll find out when she lays an egg. Who knows, maybe she will develop more when she gets older. She is very beautiful though [​IMG]
     

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