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post #11 of 19
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I am really leaning towards the exchequer leghorns now that I am looking at pics of older chick.... 

 

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What do yall think?  I *GUESS* I could be okay with a rooster.  They are very pretty.  Still hoping for a pullet tho.  

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post #12 of 19
HI! Sorry for your loss! I am no expert, but can say it is a really cool bird! Also, we love having a roo. He really looks out for the girls and is so fun to watch! A couple of days ago, I went down to our coop and run...saw a large hawk sitting on a pole that will one day become part of a barn. Run has a net over it, but.... There were no chickens in sight, not even a peep! Got down there an called for them, nothing. Went into the coop, roo (Mr. Cletus) had all the girls inside the coop, under the roost and was blocking the chicken door with his proud stocky body! What a good boy! I think you will love having a roo around!
post #13 of 19
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HI! Sorry for your loss! I am no expert, but can say it is a really cool bird! Also, we love having a roo. He really looks out for the girls and is so fun to watch! A couple of days ago, I went down to our coop and run...saw a large hawk sitting on a pole that will one day become part of a barn. Run has a net over it, but.... There were no chickens in sight, not even a peep! Got down there an called for them, nothing. Went into the coop, roo (Mr. Cletus) had all the girls inside the coop, under the roost and was blocking the chicken door with his proud stocky body! What a good boy! I think you will love having a roo around!

Well, see my problem is this... lol.... I got 5 more easter eggers and 4 of them are roos lol!!  I had nothing but a bantam rooster, and he has a hard time making that "special connection" with the bigger ladies, so I wanted a standard size rooster.  But not 5 of them lol!  I have a feeling a few of them *might* end up in the crock pot unfortunately.  Depends on how sweet they are.  If they start terrorizing everyone, they might have to go.  I read that exchequer leghorns have larger combs as a breed, so hopefully, if that is what this one is, maybe it will turn out to be a pullet. 

 

I have about 20 chicks that should mostly be pullets, so hopefully one day we will have enough ladies to go around. Until then, these guys might wear out the few hens I do have!  I guess time will tell!  if this one does turn out to be a roo tho, exchequer leghorn roos are absolutely gorgeous, so i will likely keep him around!

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post #14 of 19

Can you post some pictures taken in natural lighting? It's hard to see the leg color. They look pinkish instead of yellow.

post #15 of 19
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Ok i am posting this from my phone and it usually seems to have an issue posting pics but we will see if it work.









As usual I had some technical difficulties getting these embedded so hopefully that works! If not I will edit it once I get to work.
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post #16 of 19

That pink/white skin rules out Ancona, Leghorn, and Java. Not quite sure what breed it could be. Maybe Mottled Orpington or Sussex?

post #17 of 19
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Well poop, i guess sexing this guy will be out of the question for a while then too lol!!  He/she is quite husky.  I am so sad that i lost the other one, then when I went back they had no more.  I wanted to kill my friends son... he said a bigger chick pecked its leg... I was like that does NOT make them just die.  He was 10 years old, didnt think I would have to worry about him killing a chick! I really do not want this one to be a roo, but I guess if it is it will be okay.  Thanks for your help!!  I will post more pics in a few more weeks, maybe we will have more to work off of then?!

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post #18 of 19
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Ok it's been a few more weeks now.  This guy has been getting lots of spots on his legs. I took several more pics last night, anyone have any ideas yet?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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