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 Post subject: Welsummer?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:00 am 
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This chick was sold to me as a Welsummer. He (she?) looked so different in coloring from the other 2 Welsummer hens that I figured it was a rooster. But now at 16 weeks old it has a strange feather pattern on the neck that doesn't seem like a Welsummer rooster. Not to mention those neon legs and ear? And it's a runt compared to its sisters who now tower over it. Is it a mix or...?
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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:39 am 
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Actually, I anwswered my own question with a bit of googling. Looks like this is a Silver Sussex? I can see the feed store's mixup as she looked just like a Welsummer chick but more vanilla toned. I'm guessing it is a pullet?


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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:14 am 
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Hi atollerson and welcome to BYP

Your chook does look rather like a Silver Sussex but that is a lot of head gear for a Sussex pullet and quite a long, lean body shape, 'roosterish' hackles but no sickles?


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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
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Not Welsummer, not silver Sussex, neither have white ear lobes and Sussex have white legs not yellow.
The comb has a few too many serrations to be ideal but my best guess is a duckwing Leghorn pullet.

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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:20 pm 
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Having leghorn in her was my thought too, nice looking pullet, worth having and should lay well being leghorn :thumbs:


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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:51 pm 
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Oaklands wrote:
Not Welsummer, not silver Sussex, neither have white ear lobes and Sussex have white legs not yellow.
The comb has a few too many serrations to be ideal but my best guess is a duckwing Leghorn pullet.


Interesting thought! Her ears are actually neon lime green. I thought she looked awfully like the pullets in this advertisement picture from a hatchery of their silver Sussex. But maybe your right?!
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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
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If it's helpful, here's a picture of her 4 days old. She's the tiny gray black cream striped one next to the giant light brahma chick.


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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 am 
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The silver Sussex pictured have white legs, silver neck hackle, silver lacing on the breast, red ear lobes, the body is solid black.
The pullet in question has yellow legs, silver in neck hackle, salmon breast colour, white, yellow or neon ear lobes, the body is grey stippled.
Now tell us why you consider I may be right because I've questioned your opinion.
The chick down in your last post shows a chicken with wild type base pattern with the addition of silver.
I would expect this chicken to feather up to be a duckwing in colour irrespective of what breed or cross she may be.

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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:59 am 
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Oaklands wrote:
Now tell us why you consider I may be right because I've questioned your opinion.

Sorry I'm not following what you're asking me to tell you here. But thank you for the great assessment on her and thanks to everyone else too! Looking forward to some eggs from her! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
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Looks like it might have some Campine in it to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Welsummer?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:59 pm 
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I should have put a follow up post on this gal for anyone following this thread. She turned out to be a Bantam silver Duckwing Welsummer. She’s daintier then my traditional welsummer and gives me a cream colored eggs instead of dark ones. And those eggs are on the small side of medium.
She’s friendlier than my dark Welsummer and very intelligent. We named her Pertelote :)

She does something very unique the rest of my chickens don’t do. For 10 to 20 minutes before she lays an egg she hollers the entire time. She walks around doing this odd yodeling warning cry sounds half pheasant half turkey cry. I never heard another chicken do it. Then when she lays the eggs she does the traditional I’ve laid an egg Byock Byock song most chickens sing. When we have company over and she’s hollering they get horrified looks on their faces and demand I go check on her because somethings must be eating my chickens. It’s a riot and we cherish her. I’ll always make sure i get one from here on out if I can remember how to tell the difference between her and the traditional Welsummer which apparently were all mixed together at the feed store .


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