confirmation of breed and age of hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by simonas011, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. simonas011

    simonas011 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I'm a new backyard chicken owner. I've never had any hens before nor do i know that much about them.

    A few weeks ago i bought 4 hens from a farmer. I did quite a bit of research on the breeds i wanted. Based on his information i should have now:

    16-17 week gold laced wyandotte
    14-15 week black australorp and light Sussex
    12-13 week white leghorn

    The leghorn is the hen i wanted most because I'm really looking forward to her large white eggs.

    In my eagerness i was trying to find out what 12 week leghorn would look like and based on some pictures I'm very confused as to whether i really do have a leghorn or not.

    Any confirmation as to the rough age and breed of these hens would be really appreciated. They're all very friendly and i live then to bits, but it would be nice to be sure of what I've actually got!!

    Thank you!
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  2. Eggmachine11

    Eggmachine11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your leghorn may have something more,does not look pure bred.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    You don't have a White Leghorn in the group. The white bird looks to also have a rose comb, or possibly pea (hard to see in the photo), and grey legs....a 12 to 13 week old White Leghorn female would have a fairly substantial single comb working on up about now, and yellow legs.

    The rest should be what they were claimed to be though.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  5. simonas011

    simonas011 Out Of The Brooder

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    If it's not a leghorn, do you have any idea what it is?
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It looks like a mixed breed to me; perhaps an Easter Egger.
     
  7. simonas011

    simonas011 Out Of The Brooder

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    No chance that it could just be that shes younger than i was told? :( she is significantly smaller than the other 3 birds *sadness*
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2015
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    x2...or she may have some game bird of some sort in her...I would say perhaps even some Andaulusian, but the comb is wrong.

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  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The comb doesn't really matter since a White Leghorn can come Single and Rose comb.
    I do agree that if it was a Leghorn then it wouldn't have slate legs.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Leghorn isn't a Leghorn, but the other birds are what they're supposed to be.
     

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