Is this THING a White Leghorn?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pgpoultry, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    This guy, the yellow one, ignore the others, was from one of those eBay scammers who sold me ' Fertile Black Naked Neck eggs'........well one out of six was fertile and this was the result.



    Big, belligerent, and much loved by my daughter, so he is here to stay.

    Is he Leghorn? Never had Leghorns, so wouldn't recognise one easily.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Nah, he's something else. His legs look pink from here, and white birds don't have yellow on them like he does. Also they have white earlobes.

    I'd say he is some sort of mutt, possibly a sex-linked rooster.
  3. The Yakima Kid

    The Yakima Kid Cirque des Poulets

    He looks like he might be one of the various Sil-Go hybrids, where the males come out cream or white. Can you report him to EBay as a scammer?
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    I did report the guy and this roo is probably a fertile egg from supermarket eggs, I think. I didn't really think he would be a pure bred anything under the circumstances!
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Agree that he's likely a sex-link roo or 2nd gen mutt.

    There's a thread up right now about an Ebay seller offering "pure bred sex-links" eggs and shows an RSL for the photo. Ebay. It is what it is.
  6. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    He looks a bit orpington-y to me.

    It's such a shame that people like that exist. It ruins the experience for everyone. If there are any breeders around Sheffield that you like, I'm sure we wouldn't mind picking the eggs up and delivering to you for the cost of diesel.
  7. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Quote:I was thinking the same thing. Maybe some Orphington in him, not sure what else though. He is pretty!
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    He is a (hatchery type) Orpington.
    The Yellow in him is most likely a combination the sun and feeding a feed with a high amount of Yellow Corn in it.

  9. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:Are there hatcheries in Wales?
  10. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    Wales is pretty rural in the most part and there are quite a lot of good poultry breeders. However, Naked Necks are rare and the eggs came from eBay for this reason. They came from a good distance away, and were a gift from my daughter. She loved the first NNs I had bought and wanted to mix the blood lines.....not to Orpington/mutt, though!

    He was one of the fastest and the yellowest chicks out of the shell I have ever seen......not much more than 10 minutes from pip to very heavily feathered wet little mutt.

    He has the largest 'vocabulary' of any of my birds....from purring noises, to loud surprised sounding OOOOOOhs and mumbles, cackles and, of course, very loud crowing. He is rarely ever silent and we always can find him because of his incessant chatter and his sulphur yellow feathers.

    Punkyrooster...I wish you were right about the sun making him yellow.....we don't see too much of that here.

    Anyway Yellow Peril (more commonly known as YP) is lucky that he is my daughter's favourite.

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