Chocolate Leghorns...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Goose and Fig, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    AKA Dark Brown Leghorns. Are they really genetically "chocolate" like other breeds?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No. Never heard of them being called Chocolate Leghorns either.


    Dark Browns carry mahogany, like true/heritage Rhode Island Reds. That's one of the things that make them so dark brownish red in appearance.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:They both look like roos to me.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:They both look like roos to me.

    [​IMG] I know. I was just wondering about the genetics of the color though. I found pics of the hens elsewhere- so different than the light brown ones.
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They both look like roos to me.

    nope that ones a pullet witch big comb
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Ahh I think you're right. Its not the best photo though.
     

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