Brown leghorn or welsummer? Or a cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meloreskovich, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. meloreskovich

    meloreskovich Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought this hen and was told she's a rose comb brown leghorn. But she lays brown eggs with speckles. So is she a different breed? Or a cross? Thanks for all your help![​IMG]
     
  2. meloreskovich

    meloreskovich Out Of The Brooder

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    Another pic...[​IMG]
     
  3. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a welsummer to me, except the comb...looks different. Hybrid?
     
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  4. meloreskovich

    meloreskovich Out Of The Brooder

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    Her egg [​IMG]
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    That's not a rose comb, her ears are red and lays a brown egg. It's not a great looking comb but is single comb. It's a Welsummer.

    Leghorns have white ears and lay white eggs.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Welsummer. My hens lay the same speckled eggs--I think they didn't get the memo they're supposed to coat the entire egg that dark color!
     
  7. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is not a rose combed anything. Looks to be a Welsummer though.
     
  8. meloreskovich

    meloreskovich Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks to everyone! Guess I have a welsummer :) she's adapting well to the move and is quite smart!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She appears to be a Welsummer, with a slightly unusual single comb.
     
  10. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something I just thought of.....does it look to have grown in that way? One of my cockerels had a point bitten off by a lady friend who wasn't in the mood, itcould be from pecking. Maybe. I am on a phone and can't see super well, but I know it happened to him and he is missing one point off of his pretty single comb, so since she only has a couple, maybe that is what happened to her.
     

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