Grey leghorn or silver grey dorking?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abqchicken, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. abqchicken

    abqchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    This hen was sold to me as a grey leghorn, but research on the net makes me think it is a silver gray dorking. It lays faint tan eggs. It has a light rust color chest. I do not seem to be able to find a grey leghorn picture. What do you think?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I don't think leghorns come in grey. They do come in silver. But I am not sure what they look like.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    She looks like a Dorking. Google them.
     
  4. abqchicken

    abqchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I think that is what she is! Eggs color is also consistent with the breed.
     
  5. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dorkings have 5 toes on each foot, white skin, and red earlobes. She is more likely a silver leghorn.
     
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  6. abqchicken

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    my hens definitely do not have red ears or five toes.
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do you mean "they" Dorkings? or is that a mis type and you meant "She", your hen? Cause Dorkings have five toes, red earlobes, white skin and are heavy bodied with short little legs. They're also white eggers. Since she doesn't lay white eggs I'm not sure exactly what she is, but she's not a Dorking, or a pure silver Leghorn.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice Vizsla anyway.
     
  9. abqchicken

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    donrae- I meant my hen ( actually have three of them). They also have something that looks like a rooster spur on their legs. I did some looking on other posts and found others the same kind of hen ( with the weird spur).
     
  10. abqchicken

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    That is the color of the eggs.

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