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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kiwiheather, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Kiwiheather

    Kiwiheather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I have 12 week old (God willing) pullets I got as the rainbow layer assortment from McMurrarys as day old chicks.. I am questioning one only because it has a larger comb and wattle than all the others of the same age. I have no idea of the type of many including these two! Any help is appreciated!


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    Shirley, seems to have a bigger comb and wattle


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    Different angle, trying to get the saddle feathers


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    this is fattie and most all the others have combs this size maybe a bit bigger. Anyone a clue as to what breed this is? The neck is super fat and it almost looks "hawk-like" lol

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    another not so great pic of fattie

    I appreciate any help you can give me and thank you for taking the time to have a look!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Shirley is a Welsummer pullet and the other chicken is an Easter Egger, I agree they do look like hawks. [​IMG]
     
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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Shirley is a brown leghorn pullet, leghorns have white ear lobes while welsummers have red ear lobes. Fattie is a pullet and a easter egger.
     
  4. Kiwiheather

    Kiwiheather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am so happy no roosters!! (my neighbors prob even more)~ It's so weird how the neck is so fat.. is that usual with an easter egger??? thanks again!
     
  5. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First is a Brown Leghorn pullet, not a Welsummer. As Ramirezframing said, Welsummers have red earlobes.

    Second is an Easter Egger pullet.
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oops, still learning. [​IMG]
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    aren't we all [​IMG]
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, Leghorn pullet and Easter egger pullet. Those leghorns get big combs early and freak folks out! Luckily the girls and boys of this breed are totally different color, so sexing is easy. She'll lay tons on big white eggs once she hits her stride.

    Pretty much any time someone describes their bird as "hawk-like", you can be sure it's an Easter egger hen. They just have that look!
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

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    Maybe. In my experience, the colored Leghorns don't lay nearly as well as the white, commercial variety. Mine were below-average layers of medium sized eggs, unfortunately. And they came from MMM. They went to find new homes. Too bad, as mine were the Dark Brown Leghorn variety and were absolutely and completely gorgeous. [​IMG]
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Huh. Mine were the light browns, probably from MM. they laid great. Then, I also crossed them with my ee and got little hens with weird combs that laid huge light green eggs almost daily. They're still laying a few a week at I think 4&5 years old (maybe 3&4, thank you chemo-brain). Just depends, I guess. Thinking about it, the white one are the commercial strain, so they're probably better.
     

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