Do I have Leghorns?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GRAM49, May 7, 2008.

  1. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently acquired 6 6-week old chicks and were told they were Leghorns. They are now 8 weeks old and still very buff/light gold color. We raised white Leghorns when I was a child, but I don't remember when they changed to white. Do I have white Leghorns or another breed. It is not possible to check where they came from. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pictures would help.
     
  3. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your chicks are "buff/light gold color" as you say, and they have their feathers in. I would say they definatly are not white leghorns. Did the people you got them from tell you that they were white leghorns? Or did they just say leghorns? Their are many different colors of leghorns. You could just have a different color leghorn. Hope you get it figured out.
     
  4. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for answering. They just said "Leghorns", but she got them from a farm supply store so maybe she didn't know either. They definitely have quite a few feathers. Brown are fine, it has just been so long since I have been around chicks that I have forgotten so much. [​IMG]
     
  5. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 6 weeks a white leghorn would be white. As all I have seen at that age have the feathers in.
    If you could post pictures that would help.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Since they are feathering in buff and are from a feed store, I say buff orpingtons.
     
  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    If they turn out skinny birds like Leghorns, then they are probably not Buff Orpingtons. My guess would be though from the feed store, fatter bird, a Orpington or Buff Rock, or skinny birds and flighty, will be Buff Minorcas. I had some fromt he feed store. They were great layers, but skittish.
     
  8. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pic, but just don't know how to post it. Whatever they are I will love and care for them. Acutally wouldn't mind another variety, just hope they are good layers. Thanks for all the interest. So glad I found this board.
    Gram49
     

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