Ideal 236 Leghorns

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NanaKat, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. NanaKat

    NanaKat Free Ranging

    I purchased a few with my heavies.
    Anyone familiar with these Leghorns:
    Is this mottling of feathers typical?
    All 6 have this black and brown showing up in the white feathers.

    At 2 weeks old....when should I begin seeing gender in comb and wattles.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've never seen the brown, but I've seen the black flecks.

    Keep us posted on the egg color. If they are brown you may have gotten some Hy-line Silver Browns and they are real layers.... or could be a Delaware?

    If they are leghorns, you'll know if they are roos this week by looking at the combs....and tails.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  3. grandads

    grandads Songster

    Nov 1, 2008
    I have ideal 236. Mine look just like white leghorns, but have one or two tiny black spots. very good layers.
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Quote:Same here. They look like White Leghorns with 1 or 2 black spots. I don't recall them looking like that.

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