Duped on Leghorn...What is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BRipp, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. BRipp

    BRipp New Egg

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    Hi,
    I just got what I thought was a Leghorn (since I didn't know as much when I got her), but as I did the math on the colored eggs laid I can only conclude that either one Hen laid two eggs or my "Leghorn" was laying a tan egg. She is pretty big and has grey legs, unlike a Leghorn, but doesn't quite look like a White Rock. Any Ideas?
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  2. EthansChickens3

    EthansChickens3 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I know right I think Leghorns do lay tan eggs but, White Rocks lay whitish tan eggs. I'm not a big chicken expert or anything.[​IMG]
     
  3. amynrichie

    amynrichie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get her? It's possible she could be a leghorn mix. There is some tan coloring in her tail that makes me think this. Her comb looks right though.
    I hatched some white eggs that were supposed to be white leghorn. Mine are very inconsistent in body structure and coloring. They are just getting ready to lay, so I'm interested to see if they lay white or tinted eggs.
     
  4. BRipp

    BRipp New Egg

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    I just got her from a lady downsizing. Maybe she thought it was a Leghorn when she sold it. She had so many she probably didn't pay much attention to who was laying which egg.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Looks like a Leghorn mix...I think Leghorn's are supposed to have yellow legs...let me check.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Yep, they have yellow legs.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Leghorns do have yellow legs. They also have white earlobes, and I think the bird in question has red?
     
  8. jpalmatier83

    jpalmatier83 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got a couple white leghorns. I can definitely say they do have yellow legs and lay white eggs.

    Yours look a lot like them (frame and tail) so I would also suspect a mixed/crossed bird.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's definitely a mix. She's not the stark white of most Leghorns, and she's too hefty (you don't have to tell her I said that [​IMG] ). Wrong leg color and egg color also. I can see she might have some Leghorn a generation or so back, but she's mixed with some other straight combed brown egger. Not sure where those dark legs came from?
     
  10. MotherNature7

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