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Courthouse rooster - what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by costello, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. costello

    costello Songster

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    The Bourbon County, Kansas, courthouse has a rooster hanging around. Is it a White Leghorn? I have a White Leghorn rooster, and the courthouse rooster looks a lot bigger than mine. Their combs are different too.

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  2. costello

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  3. Cel45

    Cel45 Songster

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    I would say mix.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Its possible he is a Rose Comb White Leghorn. Would need closer pics to determine for sure. His earlobes don't look completely white. Could be a cross or just not mature yet. Wrong body shape for a White Wyandotte.
     
  5. BantamLover21

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  6. drumstick diva

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think he's a mix. Likely has Leghorn blood, but he's too heavy and wrong comb. I don't think whites come in rose comb, just browns.
     

  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Actually the APA has accepted large breed Rose Combed Leghorns in Dark Brown, Light Brown, White, Black, Buff, and Silver.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    cool, I didn't know that.

    but I still don't think he's a pure Leghorn.
     
  10. Gray Farms

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    I don't think so either. He doesn't quite right, ya know.
     

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