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Why are my "Welsummer hens" different colors?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cherry Bird, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Cherry Bird

    Cherry Bird In the Brooder

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    Meet Godiva (left) and Anna Mercury (right).

    Is one a cross breed? Is Anna a roo?

    Thanks!

    PS-The Silkie is Snowflake and not in question. Yet.

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    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011

  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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    the redder one is a roo
     
  3. franh

    franh In the Brooder

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    Hi

    Are you sure that they are Welsommers and not Partridge Wyandottes?

    If they are Wyandottes then the darker one on the right is def a boy....sorry:oops:
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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    Wyandottes have rose combs
     
  5. jasmtnljj

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    Anna should be given a boy name
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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    Andrew??
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The one on the right is a cockerel, left a pullet.
     

  8. moodlymoo

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    Nooooooo, I have 2 welsummers and one is golden and one is that dark reddish color. Is that what is the distinguishing factor?
     
  9. jasmtnljj

    jasmtnljj In the Brooder

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    Yes, the roos get the reddish color whereas the pullets/hens stay the brown
     
  10. Cherry Bird

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    I guess we'll shorten his name from "Anna Mercury" to just "Mercury."

    Thank you all for your wisdom.

    Incidentally, what do the chicken factories do with all their unwanted male chickens? Or maybe I don't want to know.
     

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