Could this be an Exchequer Leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dandelion007, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
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    Could this be an Exchequer Leghorn? She didn't start laying until 10 months old. It's a small white egg. I got her from Cackle Hatchery in a hatchery surprise package. Her comb seems to be getting a little bigger. Does it take a while for Leghorns to get the large combs that lay over? I've only gotten a couple of eggs so far so I don't know how often she lays yet.

    What do you guys think?
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
  2. Looks like maybe a mottled java?
     
  3. Is she tethered ? I think I see a string on her leg.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    If that's a mottled Java...get your money back! LOL
     
  5. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    It's the Leghorn. Cackle has them, and, they have the bigger combs.

    I always though the Exchequered Leghorns were pretty. [​IMG]
     
  6. Quote:Is there some thing wrong with that breed.. I think it is pretty.. I used to have a dog colored like that..
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    There's nothing wrong w/ the breed! lol! It's just if THAT'S the representation they're giving of the Mottled Java...then a refund is in order!
     
  8. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    Quote:No, she's not tethered. She loves jewelry. And purple. She really loves purple. She calls this a bracelet... I told her she was having a photo shoot and she got dressed up.

    I did originally think she was a Mottled Java. But Cackle doesn't list them. After she laid her first egg, I knew she wasn't a Java because they lay brown eggs. Also, Javas are supposed to mature quickly and they are larger birds. She is in the 4-5 pound range. The problem with thinking she is a leghorn is when she started laying. I think they begin earlier than 10 months. And also the comb, wondering if it will continue growing to flop over.

    That's why I'm puzzled with her.

    Oh and yeah, I tethered her to take her picture. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  9. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Songster

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  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    Quote:that was my first thought, she looks just like mine. I am thinking they are not great representations?
     

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