Can you confirm whether our Leghorn could be a RI White or other?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clubchaos, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. clubchaos

    clubchaos New Egg

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    My family is new to raising chickens. We picked up 2 chicks in March and we're excited that our RI Red (Lucy) has begun laying eggs for the past 2 weeks. We've been expecting our white leghorn (Ethel) to lay any day, but have only found brown eggs. Sometimes 2 a day. We were told this was normal. But, yesterday we had one at 6 am and came home at 6pm to TWO more. All eggs have been laid in the same box. Is is possible that our leghorn is either really a RI WHITE or a Plymouth (or other?). I believe her earlobes are white, which I thought meant we should expect a white egg layer... I am attaching a picture for any veteran chicken experts out there. I appreciate anyone's input!
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your bird looks to be a white Rock. See that red piece of flesh behind her wattle in this pic? That would be white on a Leghorn.
     
  3. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. I'd say rock.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    riw have a rose comb and leghorns have white earlobes, so she's a white rock and they lay light brown eggs.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

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    White Plymouth Rock, and it looks like a he.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    No way. That's a hen. She has exactly the right amount of comb for a Rock at point of lay. And at 20+ weeks (since all the birds are laying) a rooster would be obvious and crowing by now.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    White Rock pullet.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    absolutely. If the bird were 2 months, that much comb would be male. That's why we always ask age when determining gender!
     
  9. clubchaos

    clubchaos New Egg

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    Thank you all for your input- I sure appreciate it! Never knew about the red flesh behind the wattle as being a marker. So, White Rock it is! THANKS! I'm really not picky, love them all the same. Was thinking that my RIR was some Super Chicken, but now I can give credit where it's due. If White Rocks give a lighter brown egg, than she actually laid first!
     
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

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    Yes, my Rocks lay paler, sometimes pinkish eggs.
     

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