I have a sinking feeling she's not what I ordered...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilbabychickens:), Aug 9, 2010.

  1. lilbabychickens:)

    lilbabychickens:) In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2010
    The Boondocks
    I got some chicks from Murray McMurray this spring, al went well and I even got some Bantam Orps that aren't embarassing, but I dont think "Frickin Chicken" is 100% white rock. She DOES lay brown eggs, but I think she might be half leghorn due to her conformation. Not that I plan to get rid of her or anything, her personality is too hilarious for that hence the name, ( she tours with me for Ag in the Classroom visits and is FEARLESS ), but I want to know if anyone else thinks this too.
    (Sorry about the blue, it was for my grad party. ITs just the spray on cake decorating frosting you can get at any grocery store, didnt hurt or bother her one bit, wore off by the end of the night)
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    I don't know a lot about either breed but she does not look like the neighbors leghorns at all. They are a lot more "thin" looking and I don't mean that they are not fed. Hope that someone who knows more about the breeds chimes in! [​IMG]

    ETA - They also have much bigger combs!
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  3. lilbabychickens:)

    lilbabychickens:) In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2010
    The Boondocks
    she does have whitish ears btw. thought that would help [​IMG]
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I got some rocks that look just like her.

    here's one with her hatch
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  5. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Songster

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    My White Rock hen does not have yellow legs, they are grey. But I think white rocks can have yellow legs, they are just not as bright as a leghorn's legs-----I think I got that right-----anyone else? This is my Leghorn Rooster.[​IMG]
  6. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Songster

    May 17, 2010
    white rock
  7. Ok....White Rock legs are supposed to be yellow, so for that she looks very good. Also, she has a LOONNNNGGG flat back (good rock trait), low tail angle (also very good)

    But, white"ish" ears and a lopped over comb are not very "rockish". She should have a small to medium comb that stands upright and earslobes should be red

    Perhaps a mix, but overall (aside from the comb, LOL) she doesn't look like a bad white rock!!

  8. atimme

    atimme Songster

    Feb 3, 2010
    White rocks always have yellow legs. [​IMG] If they don't then they're not white rocks! Looks like a WR. Not a leghorn.
  9. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    Looks nothing like my leghorns. they are skinny things compared to my other chickens not cute n' chubby like the OP's chicken. [​IMG]
  10. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Songster

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Well, if white rocks always have yellow legs, I wonder what my "white rock" really is! [​IMG] I bought her from some kids, who had been in 4-H, when I was at a flea market/swap meet last year. I don't really care if she's not a white rock-----I also got a "barred rock" that has all different colors on him, but does have barring, and another "barred rock" that ended up looking to me like a black austrolorp! Oh well, I love them anywa [​IMG]y, and the hens are good layers! [​IMG]

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