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Are these the breeds I think they are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by malkered, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first pic is Terry from what was sold to me as a Buff Leghorn hatching egg.


    The second pic shows Matt to the rear. What is he?
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    First pic looks like a red leghorn to me. Second one I have no idea, maybe a mix.
     
  3. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you're right. I was going by the description of the guy that sold me the eggs, mind you he wasn't the most honest and reputable of characters so I guess I'm lucky the eggs didn't hatch a snake or two :D. Still, I'm lucky that out of the 18 eggs I bought from him to end up with this handsome fella and two Hamburgs.
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    The first photo of red white egg layer (Red Leghorn sounds good) is a cockerel too. So you've two cockerels, lower photo of mixed bird with funky comb is also cockerel.
     
  5. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in the second picture has a feather coloring like a red sexlink cockerel. I hear Silver-laced Wyandottes are sometimes used in this cross, so if he has a rose comb, that would explain it.

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  6. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps


    Thank you.

    Yeah, they are both boys and crowing like good 'uns

    Having googled a pic of a Red Leghorn I feel a bit daft calling him a Buff :/

    I'd love to know more about Matt's origins though. Is a rose comb when it's like a cap on the head rather than a stand up comb?
     
  7. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does his comb look like this?

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  8. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Much smaller but essentially yes.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    We need a better pic of Matt. does he have a small crest? And I think I'm seeing faint barring in the hackle and saddle feathers, but not positive. makes me wonder if there could be CCL in the woodpile.
     
  10. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

    CCL?

    I try for a better pic.

    Thank you.
     

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