Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by breeannahayden, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. breeannahayden

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    What breed is this rooster? And why are his ear lobes so white? I'm new to chickens, but haven't seen lobes this big and white. Thanks!
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I am going to guess light brown leghorn
     
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    yep, the lobes are a bit scary....but it is actually normal/desired in some breeds.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a Light-Brown Leghorn rooster. The white earlobes are a normal (and desired when showing) characteristic of the breed.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, he's a Light Brown Leghorn. Its normal for a Leghorn to have those large white earlobes.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What they said. The hen in the first pic is his mate, a brown leghorn hen. White earlobes are (usually) tied to the white shells, so birds with white lobes (usually) lay white eggs. Of course, he's not laying any eggs, but his mate should be giving you nice white eggs.
     

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