Is she a white leghorn....?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by farmerjon1988, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. farmerjon1988

    farmerjon1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I was hoping someone would know if 'Pearl' is a white leghorn bantam [​IMG]
    When we brought her we was told she was a white leghorn, recently we found out she is a bantam and today was told that she may not be a white leghorn bantam at all :|

    Please note that isnt any dark flecking lol its just a bit of mud [​IMG] She is completely white

    Here she is.....

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    Also if anyone knows how old she might be could you please let us know [​IMG] we havent had any eggs yet so its hard to tell

    Many thanks
     
  2. Loving My Peeps

    Loving My Peeps Chicken Whisperer

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    My white leghorns have yellow legs, much larger combs, but very similar body shape.
     
  3. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a leghorn, my white leghorns dont have yellow legs. now, mine are hatchery quality, not show quality. My leghorns have much larger white ears, but she could be real young since her comb is small. You will know for sure if she develops a large flopped over comb. looks like the right body type though!

    oh and leghorns are not as big as some of the standard breeds. My leghorns are slightly bigger than my bantams and smaller than my barred rocks and wyandottes
     
  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    white leghorns have white earlobes, hers are very red. She also looks alittle too thick for a legorn. I'm thinking white rock.
     
  5. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or maybe white maran, her legs look pink. [​IMG]
     
  6. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White orpington??
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Bingo.

    It doesn't matter if a bird is hatchery vs show quality, leg color should still be the same, otherwise it is not the same breed. And still, the bird doesn't have white earlobes either to be a Leghorn.
     
  8. farmerjon1988

    farmerjon1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou for all your replies [​IMG]

    after looking at pictures of White orpingtons on google, i think she looks most like one although her bum isnt as big [​IMG] [​IMG]

    one of our chickens has been laying rougly every day and a half, we assumed it was our sussex silkie cross but could it be this one instead? i thought she was a leghorn so i was looking our for white eggs from here but these are the eggs we have been getting..........

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    i am confused lol
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Those eggs are hers.

    Her bum isn't as big because she's hatchery quality, meaning she'll never be as big, heavy, or fluffy as a more "true" type Orpington.
     
  10. Loving My Peeps

    Loving My Peeps Chicken Whisperer

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    That looks like an orpington egg to me.
     
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