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Im thinking Rhode Island White or Leghorn Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Freedoms Homest, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Freedoms Homest

    Freedoms Homest New Egg

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    She does not have the "rose comb" that they say the Rhode Island white should have (single comb) so could she be a Leghorn?

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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the colors in the picture accurate when it comes to her legs? They appear white, not yellow.
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that she is a White Plymouth Rock.
     
  5. Freedoms Homest

    Freedoms Homest New Egg

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    Her legs are yellow. Coloring is off on picture.
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Then she's a Rhode Island White or a white Plymouth Rock. Leghorns have white ears.
     
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  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Except that there is no "single combed" RIW. Any hatchery, with no credibility at all, anywhere, anytime can sling these names around, but there is often no such "breed", as there isn't in this case. Just sayin'.

    She is a pretty, white chicken, like 99% of all the chickens in the world that are no breed at all. True to accepted birds that actually type to the Standard for a specific breeds are a small percentage, in reality.

    It's funny how folks need to have some identifier to their birds. Curious is perhaps a better word than funny.

    She's perfectly lovely and I'd be proud to have her. She's likely not any breed.
     
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  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes they are supposed to only have rose combs, but you're right, hatcheries are loosey goosey with breeding. You wouldn't believe how many hatchery Sebrights I've seen with a single comb. I guess I'm more on the lenient side, if the person isn't going to be selling their bird, or trying to show them. It's an uphill battle to tell people that their bird isn't any breed at all since it came from a hatchery.
     
  9. Freedoms Homest

    Freedoms Homest New Egg

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    Wonderful answer! And yes, I suppose I'm just curious. And as long as she lays me those wonderful brown eggs Im happy as a clam. =)
     
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It states on the website that the rose comb was accepted by the APA in the 1920s. They do not claim that the single comb is accepted by the APA.

    All breeds had to be established before they were accepted by the APA. It may not be an accepted breed, but there you have a single comb Rhode Island White. By the way, when breeding rose comb Rhode Island Whites, occasionally single comb Rhode Island Whites are produced. So you can take these single comb offspring and breed them.

    Hatcheries sell many crosses also, such as the California White. No one is claiming that they are recognized breeds.
     

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