Giant White Leghorn

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BayCityChick, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. BayCityChick

    BayCityChick Out Of The Brooder

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    We have had our chicks for just about two and half weeks now. One of them, our white leghorn, is about double in size from the rest. Is this normal? It is our first flock, so I'm not too sure what to expect, but the size difference is astounding! She's the one in the front of this picture.
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    Here is another photo, just for fun. They are the cutest things!
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  2. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the others are bantams? Leghorns aren't usually very big. Are you sure that's what it is?
     
  3. BayCityChick

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    That's what we were told. I have one Bantam, a silky. The rest are normal chicks. One of them is a Brahma! I'm beginning to think that she may be a turkey. Lol!!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I'd wonder about about it being a cornish X, where did they come from?
     
  5. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks more like a Cornish x to me but i could be wrong.... do its legs seem really thick?
     
  6. BayCityChick

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    It's legs are wicked thick, and it's feet are wicked huge. It came from Dunlap, I think. We picked it up at our local farmers co-op. Maybe it was mislabeled? They did have Cornish X in the bin next to that one.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing anything big enough to be a CX at this age--isn't 2.5 weeks about when they butcher for cornish game hens? around 2lbs or so? I'm not seeing anything that big here. Can you get better pictures, perhaps next to a standard chick for scale? It may just be a white Rock, they're larger birds.
     
  8. Secretlyspotted

    Secretlyspotted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mixed batch including leghorns, orphingtons, red stars, austrolops, wyandottes, and Easter eggers. The leghorns definitely got bigger way faster than the others. But the Easter eggers were a not so distant second. My babies are 4 weeks old today and things are starting to even out.
     
  9. BayCityChick

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    I know that it is through the top grate, but they were laying so perfectly and it was a good shot. The lighter chick is what I was told is a white leghorn, and the darker chick is a barred rock. They are just inder 3 weeks old.

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  10. annav410

    annav410 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That really looks like a Cornish X and not a Leghorn. I hope I am wrong but I have an Austra White (half Leghorn) and she was always pretty leggy but overall a smaller bird then her brooder buddies.[​IMG]
     

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