Could this be an Exchequer Leghorn?

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

  1. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like maybe a mottled java?
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    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. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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]
     
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  9. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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

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