Hmm.. True Exchequer Leghorn or No? (1 day old chick) cuteness alert :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WilloughbyStead, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. WilloughbyStead

    WilloughbyStead Out Of The Brooder

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    Last month I adopted Miss Khloe Klucdashian the Exchequer Leghorn. (I promise I'll take a good picture of her and post it tomorrow) .... She was sold to me as being a little more than 6-7 months old and laying. This turned out to be true, during quarantine she laid 2 eggs. I never got around to inquiring about whether she was exposed to any roos when I bought her but I wondered if I would be lucky enough to get a few pure bred out of her before introducing her to the rest of the flock.

    So, I decided to incubate her initial eggs just to see what would happen. 1 didn't make it to pip. This one hatched..

    In these pictures baby is 24 hours old.

    What do you make of the feathers on the legs? Pure Exchequer Leghorn or no? Any guesses on gender?

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    If you think it's crossed, what's your cross guess? Thanks :)
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    The chick is a cross breed. Some breeds with feathered legs are Cochin, Brahma, faverolle, and some Marans. My guess would be cochin.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Since it has feathered legs, and Leghorns (of any variety) don't have feathered legs, it is a mixed breed. Probably with Cochin.
     
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  4. WilloughbyStead

    WilloughbyStead Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea I was a little puzzled when I noticed the feathered legs, never heard of a leghorn having feathers and mom is true and true exleghorn.
    My maran cross Americauna has feathered legs..

    Any ideas on gender this early? First leghorn chick for me and I don't have Cochin experience.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    much to young to guess - post new photos at around 8 weeks old please
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Feathered legs are dominant, so one parent had to be feathered legged. Since momma ain't, it had to be daddy. You could always contact the seller to see what roosters were available.

    From what I can see, the chick has a straight comb. Straight combs are recessive, so the father had to be a straight combed bird. That rules out Brahma, Silkie, Sultan. Only 4 toes rules out Faverolles (5 toes are also dominant).

    Odds favor either Cochin or Marans, those are the common breeds. But, Marans have white skin, which is dominant. I'm thinking Cochin is the most likely suspect. But the seller could easily confirm.
     
  7. WilloughbyStead

    WilloughbyStead Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately I don't have the seller's contact information anymore, I think ya'll are right, it's probably a cochin cross.
     

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