Brown leghorn we think

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yakfishgirl, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. yakfishgirl

    yakfishgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    We got three chicks from someone who bought a batch of mixed layers online. We know one is white leghorn and the other is a buff orpington but the third is unknown. We think it might be brown leghorn. And if that's the case, we don't know if it's a roo or hen. Right now Chef is 5 weeks old.
    You can see the reddish chest feathers here and the lovely striping showing on the back of the neck.
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    You can also see the comb is reddened up earlier than the Buff or White Leghorn.
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    Chef's turning out pretty though she/he started life looking more like a squirrel.
    Still, we had to give away our lovely RIR because "Zoe" was a roo. Chef hasn't developed the T-Rex legs that the RIR developed. We really hope Chef's showing hen colors.
    Any opinions?
     
  2. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pretty big, red comb for 5 weeks. I'd guess roo based on that.
     
  3. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have a hen. Here are some of my leghorn hens [​IMG]
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  4. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a closer pic of a brown leghorn hen
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    and my roo Stifler
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    so you can see the hens have big combs too
     
  5. Paco

    Paco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White egglayers have a white earlobe right ? I dont see a white earlobe but that could come a he/she matures, but it could also be a Weslummer? I also think Rooster.
     
  6. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to say brown leghorn hen.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Girl.


    Roosters cannot possibly come in that color, and Leghorns naturally have BIG combs.
     

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