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What's the difference between white rock and white leghorn?

post #1 of 18
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And which one is this, oh, and is it a pullet or cockrel? He/she is 7 weeks old.
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Edited by Waveron - 3/27/09 at 6:01pm
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post #2 of 18

Leghorns lay white eggs, Rocks lay brown.  Leghorns are a bit smaller and spazzier (my humble experience), Rocks are a bit bigger and calmer.


Edited by Solsken Farm - 3/27/09 at 6:14pm
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post #3 of 18

Leghorn Pullet big_smile I have one that is over 2 months old and looks just like her

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fl I really do want a pullet Leghorn.... I was out observing my chickens today and out of all the white ones I noticed that this one was more upright and had a longer showier tail.  I've really lucked out this year, so far it looks my pullets out number my cockerels celebratewee

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post #5 of 18

Oh my, you are right, lol, I didn't look at the age.  I was still laughing about the salmon marans. gig

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post #6 of 18

Yep, she looks just like my leghorn pullets at that age.

post #7 of 18
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Then that would make this one a white rock cockerel? It is also 7 weeks old.
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Edited by Waveron - 3/27/09 at 6:38pm
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post #8 of 18

Leghorns have white earlobes; plymouth rocks have red earlobes.

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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Waveron 

Then that would make this one a white rock cockerel? It is also 7 weeks old.
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/Icthusa/IMG_6305.jpg


That one almost looks like a cornish X to me.

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Originally Posted by Mahonri 
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Originally Posted by Waveron 

Then that would make this one a white rock cockerel? It is also 7 weeks old.
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/Icthusa/IMG_6305.jpg


That one almost looks like a cornish X to me.


Oh... Hmmm.. someday I will get it straight...

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