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Can you tell the diff. b/t white rocks and leghorn chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CHIC, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These came in my rainbow asst. and I am really hopin for some rocks. Some have more yellow on their heads than others and some feel a little bigger and heavier. They are 3 weeks old
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  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    I don't think you can tell yet but, I think the leghorns have white ear lobes when they are older.
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, the only real difference I know is that adult Rocks will have red earlobes and Leghorns will have white.
     
  4. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do they get the earlobe color? Will I have to wait long? The anticipation is killing me!
     
  5. kassy68

    kassy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, I can't tell you for sure but I ordered 3 white rocks


    Hers another pic,
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    and heres a girl at 5 weeks
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    My girls were hatched on 6/8/09
     
  6. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody know when they get there earlobe color?
     
  7. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had both breeds in a single order, and we sorted them by size until they were about 4-5 weeks old. By that time, there was a pretty distinct difference in their weights, since the rocks were so much heavier. When we sold some of them at 5 weeks, we informed all buyers that we had made our best guess of which was which, but that we couldn't guarantee it. Now that they're adults, it's very obvious in their size.
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    the picture with the chick and the blackc hicks,,,,thats a white rock.It is more round than the leghorns. The white earlobes should show up by 8 weeeks.
     
  9. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all I have is white rock bantams [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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