Brown Leghorn or Golden Campine?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BigZ, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. BigZ

    BigZ Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a new 11 month old laying hen for $3 from Dunlap Hatchery. She has a badly picked tail which is almost non existent. I believe I got her from their medical wing as most of her friends were either badly picked or injured. The good news is she has now been introduced to sun light and her comb is now bright red instead of pink. She is very weary of humans. I have yet to get a picture of her. She also laid a medium sized white egg as soon as she got home. She has yet to lay another in the 3 weeks I have had her. I just wonder if there is a good way to tell them apart as her colors aren't exactly show quality from the looks of it. She frankly has kind of a washed pattern. I will try to post a pic later if I get time.

    Thanks for you help.
     
  2. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those two breeds look totally different do a google search on each and you should be able to tell right away which one it is.
     
  3. Sparklee

    Sparklee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually you can tell them apart. But that washed out pattern on some Golden Campines is a little odd (and no tail!). It's like they got a little too much dark brown instead of enough golden in them. Is that the type of washing out you're talking about?

    The washed out Golden Campine will have barring that goes across the feather as dark brown, black, dark brown, black, etc. Of course, in a non-washed out Campine, the dark brown will be gold. The neck (hackle) will be more than likely solid on a Golden Campine instead of a brown leghorn's neck feathers which will be likely two toned gold and brown.

    A Campine won't have shafting and a brown leghorn might. Shafting is where the shaft of the feather, the line down the middle lengthwise, is lighter than the rest of the feather.

    A Golden Campine has a smaller comb than a Brown Leghorn usually. Less floppy.
     
  4. Buckguy20

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    Try Feathersite and you can see the difference.
     
  5. BigZ

    BigZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Sparklee. That is the coloration that I see. I will check the feathers for shafting soon. All the sites that show you what the bird is supposed to look like use show quality birds typically. I have done a Google image search and think they can look very similar in backyard quality birds.
     
  6. Sparklee

    Sparklee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I think the barring (looks like stripes) across each of the Campine's feathers (black brown black brown) should be the way to tell. The Brown Leghorn won't have the barring. Plus, the Brown Leghorn should have a big floppy comb.

    That's handy that you live so close to Dunlap.

    Campines are known for being very skittish. Flighty. I hope she continues to do well with you.

    You probably already know this, but many times chickens won't grown their feathers back until they go through their molt in the fall. So don't despair if those tail feathers don't come back right away. But that's just my experience, yours may be different.
     
  7. BigZ

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    I can't seem to even get close enough to her to even get a good pick let alone catch her and check feathers. Either way here is a photo I had to fight for. Lol

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  8. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think she's a Campine. Don't have Brown Leghorn but she looks more like my Welsummers than my Campine.
     
  9. BigZ

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    They don't have Welsummers at Dunlap. Eggs are white to.
     
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  10. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color are her legs? I just don't think her head and neck are gold enough for a Golden Campine. Were I you I would hope for a Leghorn. My Campine is called Crazy Muriel..the name says it all [​IMG]


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