Are these brown leghorns?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CHIC, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another group from my MPC rainbow pullet special. I'm thinking brown leghorns?
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  2. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are extremely flighty and do not like to be handled.
     
  3. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine never had that stripe down the back of its head, but he turned out to be a rooster. He hated being handled also.
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  4. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    Look just like my Brown Leghorns did at that age. Looks like you got some nice pullets there. I think Brown Leghorns are really pretty birds.
     
  5. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are pretty too, but I just wish they were friendlier- and laid brown eggs. I got the rainbow pullet special from MPC and I think I got 4 brown leghorns and 6 white leghorns! I am hoping that some of my whites will be rocks. I guess I will just have to wait and see.
     
  6. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the same special you got, but I got 10 Brown Leghorns. I'm hoping some are Welsummers as some have yellow legs and some have flesh colored legs. My 2 Barred Rocks look like yours also, I'm hoping for Cuckoo Marans (mine have white feet). I have 3 White Leghorns and 3 Polish and 2 Appenzeller Spitzhaubens. So if I have White Leghorns and Brown Leghorns, I will have a lot of white eggs. Not so much of a rainbow basket. Mine are 5 weeks old and feathering out nicely. See updated pictures here.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=255637
     
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  7. OutInTheStiks

    OutInTheStiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered the same special and have one who looks yours here. I'm not sure if its a brown leghorn or a welsummer. I'm waiting on the earlobes to appear before I give up hope that its a Welsummer.

    My latest theories on mine are:
    1 brown leghorn or welsummer
    1 white crested blue polish
    1 white crested black polish
    3 white clochins
    1 blue or splash cochin (its a lighter blue than the polish)
    6 white leghorns or white rocks, waiting on earlobes on those as well
    3 silver spangled hamburgs
    2 silver lakenvelders
    2 golden campines
    2 black sumatras
    1 black that I'm not sure about. If I didn't have the two that I am sure are sumatras I would think it was a sumatra, but it looks different than the other two.
    1 white rock/leghorn, 1 white sultan and one white crested black polish didn't survive.
     
  8. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know when those earlobes grown in? I can't remember as it was so subtle on my bigger girls. Just one day I said, "oh look red earlobes, who knew chickens had earlobes". Then did more research here on chicken earlobes and found LOTS of INFO!!!! Which I am eternally grateful to you guys.
     

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