Is this a leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kalimist99, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. kalimist99

    kalimist99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I cought her by my house a few days ago, Is this a leghorn? how old do you think she is? can i expect eggs soon? I have a coop made for 4-5 layer hens shes really happy in, it has a nest box,roost, she uses everything but the nest boxes.


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  2. kalimist99

    kalimist99 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh and I clipped her wings incase ur wondering. and ive been feeding her scratch and some kinda layer feed from dels
     
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
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    Scratch has no nutritional value, so don't feed her tons of it. Feed her mostly the layer. A good ration would be to mix it two scoops of layer to one of scratch. You can buy the big bags and mix it like this in a big metal trashcan. Its great for storage.
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not a leghorn... more gamey look to it..
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Keep her on layer and they don't need the scratch. It isn't a leghorn due to the white legs, but looks more like a game... are you sure it is female? Hard to tell from the pic but appears dubbed.
     
  6. kalimist99

    kalimist99 Out Of The Brooder

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    ive actually just been giving her the scratch in the evening to get her back in the coop as a treat, the rest is layer and losta bugs.

    im like 75% sure shes a hen, I was hoping she was a leghorn but hmmm... whats dubbed?
     
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  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Quote:[​IMG] welcome to BYC [​IMG] dubbed means when they cut their combs and wattles sometimes earlobes
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I agree - she's not a leghorn.
     
  9. kalimist99

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    thanks, anyone know what she could be? or what her purpose is? could she be a decent egg layer?
     
  10. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
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    Looks like a young rooster to me. The body is too well defined. Hens usually have more rounder bodies.
     

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