Is this a Light Brown Leghorn hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LIChickens, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a 14 week chicken that weighs 44 ounces:



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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that is a Light Brown Leghorn pullet.
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yep - pretty little Light Brown Leghorn
     
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  4. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then why does my welsummer hen look so remarkably similar?
     
  5. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does your Welsummer have white ears?
     
  6. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lemme go look. she has that same feather pattern, color, even the yellow legs.
     
  7. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, sorry. Her earlobes are red. My bad. Apparently, welsummer hens and light-brown leghorns look alike to me.
     
  8. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the main difference between welsummers and brown leghorns are the earlobes and of course the color of eggs.
     
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  9. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The light brown leghorns are also sometimes called "Danish Brown Leghorns," and you'll notice that as adult hens when side-by-side with the welsummer, the leghorn will have a larger usually floppy comb, white ears, and longer legs with a nice big fan tail, and the welsummer will have a less rangy, more traditional european hen shape with a wider diaper-bottom and her breast feathers will have a slightly rosey hue to the more sandy brown of the leghorn's breast. But yes, at first glance the pattern is very similar.
     
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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    With those white earlobes, she is definitely a Light Brown Leghorn pullet. You'll get lots of nice white eggs from her. :eek:)
     

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