I knew Leghorns were nuts, but WOW!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MakNat, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet from a hatchery White Leghorn hen [​IMG]and my neighbors White Leghorn Rooster. She hatched out of a white egg, I watched her. She lays white eggs.. any thoughts???
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I would say one or the other wasn't a pure Leghorn..

    Chris
     
  3. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:maybe a gene from one of the "california grays" that they use to make the california whites. Just an idea - I read about them on feathersite.com I think . The grays were barred to a degree.
     
  4. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she does have a white lob which usually means white eggs.[​IMG]
     
  5. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the link to the article about the California whites or grays - Maybe parents of the hen are the" cALIFORNIA WHITES " From the pics the Cw's look just like leghorns . But one parent http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/CalGray/BRKCalGray.html#CW
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    the Cw's is the California Grays ( which are a barred chicken) . So maybe this would explain her coloring. Just a guess but I had just read that article last night.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:maybe a gene from one of the "california grays" that they use to make the california whites. Just an idea - I read about them on feathersite.com I think . The grays were barred to a degree.

    The California Gray got its barring from the Barred Plymouth Rocks.
    California Gray is a Barred Plymouth Rocks and White Leghorns.

    Chris
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Leghorns are typically dominant white--looks to me like both mama & daddy had only one copy of I, and daddy had a copy of barring turned OFF by dominant white. The pullet inherited i+ from each parent and barring from daddy. I am also guessing that the parents are both silver since gold would have shown.

    OK Henk, Blackdotte & Tim--have at it--how far off is my guess?
     
  8. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    nvmd miss read it
     
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  9. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the information is so interesting!!! My neighbor told me he bred and raised the White Leghorn Rooster. I don't know exactly what he means by that. But I did notice when I went to get the Roo, there were a bunch of Dominque Roosters roaming around.. The barred leghorn's full brother is My White Leghorn roo now that I have 40 eggs in the bator with hatchery Red & White leghorns. 7 mores days!! So excited. Have 5 of the barred hen's eggs breed to a Cochin roo!
     

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