Can't Figure Out Breed on this Hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by VintageLilFarm, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. VintageLilFarm

    VintageLilFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Her coloring is alot like my new Phoenix hens, but she is the same size as my EEs. Also looks alot like a Welsummer. But the comb looks all wrong for a Welsummer, and I'm pretty sure it's her who just started laying white eggs. Her earlobes are white. Any help?


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    Comb is little, like EE


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  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she's a brown leghorn?
     
  3. VintageLilFarm

    VintageLilFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Do their tail feathers ever stay straight instead of curving upwards? Hers are perfectly straight with no curve. Thank you for chiming in...!
     
  4. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think as long as they don't get flowey and pointy you're safe?

    (I looked for pics of my exchequer leghorns but all I could find was pics of them blowing in the wind - all their feathers were curved, lol!)
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    might be a gold phoenix comb is way to small for a leghorn and they have yellow legs
     
  6. Cassidy luv

    Cassidy luv Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had many brown leghorns I'm pretty sure that's what she is
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's not pure leghorn, not with a comb that small, plus the leg color is off and the color isn't quite right. She also doesn't have the huge bold white earlobes of a pure leghorn. But, she's likely got leghorn blood and is probably your white egg layer.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    were did she come from?
     
  9. fuzziecreatures

    fuzziecreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm guessing EE, with Leghorn added for egg quantity
     

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