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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LIChickens, Sep 1, 2014.
This is a 14 week chicken that weighs 44 ounces:
Yes, that is a Light Brown Leghorn pullet.
Yep - pretty little Light Brown Leghorn
Then why does my welsummer hen look so remarkably similar?
Does your Welsummer have white ears?
lemme go look. she has that same feather pattern, color, even the yellow legs.
Nope, sorry. Her earlobes are red. My bad. Apparently, welsummer hens and light-brown leghorns look alike to me.
Yes, the main difference between welsummers and brown leghorns are the earlobes and of course the color of eggs.
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.
With those white earlobes, she is definitely a Light Brown Leghorn pullet. You'll get lots of nice white eggs from her. )