Who is the MaMa? Lavender Orpington or Welsummer?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Criskin, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    I know the sire was a Speckled Sussex, but I'm not sure if the mother was a Lavender Orpington or a Welsummer. All of the other SS/LO crosses where black with various degrees of mahogany leakage. This cockerel has always been mainly this copperish color. He also isn't quite as big and stout as the confirmed Orp crosses. I've never had a Welsummer rooster, so I wouldn't know what to look for. Any guesses?
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    Editing my answer because I remembered that Sussex has white skin, which would account for the legs here.

    I'd put my money on Welsummer because of bodyshape and coloration.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    looks like a welsummer mixes. lavender is a diluter gene he wouldn't be that color if he had lavender in him.

    since white legs are dom. you only need one parent with that color legs and since SS have white legs their offspring should also have that color
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I agree, he's part Wellie.
  5. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    Thanks everyone! I'm glad to finally know for sure!

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