Breed & sex of these white chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lagniappe Alpacas, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Lagniappe Alpacas

    Lagniappe Alpacas Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered a brown layer assortment and roos were included for packing.The breeds are listed below that were in the assortment .They are about 7 weeks old. Boy or girl and what breed? Thanks for your help.

    This is the last of the bunch for now.

    Breeds that could be included in this assortment are: Golden Buff, White Rock, Barred Rock, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Delaware, New Hampshire Rd, Black Jersey Giant, Silver & Golden Laced Wyandotte, Dominique, Columbian Wyandotte, Dark Cornish, Light Brahma, Partridge Rock.





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  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    At only seven weeks old and combs as big as they are already they look like White Leghorns to me, but they could be White Rocks. None of the other breeds you listed are solid white.
     
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  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    they are white leghorns.. the one with the combs floped to the side are hens.. seems you got 3 boys
     
  4. Lagniappe Alpacas

    Lagniappe Alpacas Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone sure about females in this group? I have 8 of these white chickens. I had 8 roos packed in with my 16 (3 EE and 13 brown layer assortment ) female only order. Would that be too much of a coincidence?
     
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  5. Lagniappe Alpacas

    Lagniappe Alpacas Out Of The Brooder

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    Can a moderator move this? Sorry, I posted in the wrong category . If it can't be moved, I'll delete it.
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    If you had eight packing peanuts then I'd bet money that all eight of the white birds are Leghorn roosters. I don't think any brown egg layer would have combs that big at seven weeks.
     
  7. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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    Look at the sickle feathers on the flopped comb birds. Those are male feathers.

    All are White Leghorn or Leghorn Hybrid males. Will make fair dumplins!



    No females. look at their sickle feathers.
     
  8. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have never heard flopped comb means hen, these are all roosters, no pullet is flopping a comb at that age.
     
  9. Lagniappe Alpacas

    Lagniappe Alpacas Out Of The Brooder

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    We caught two of them in the act of crowing tonight and at 8 weeks, they are all looking very rooish. Thanks for all the help everyone.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    White leghorn roos, every one. Packing peanuts can be any breed they have extras of.
     

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