Leghorn or White Plymouth Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by laughingdog52, May 28, 2012.

  1. laughingdog52

    laughingdog52 In the Brooder

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    I have 4 White Plymouth Rock (10 wks) and 6 Leghorns (8wks) and I'm not sure if I can tell them apart anymore. I know that the rock has yellow legs, and the leghorn has white earlobes--any other suggestions?[​IMG]
     
  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    Well, the WL will have HUGE combs and they will have yellow legs too. There should be a huge size difference. The WR will out grow the WL pretty quickly. WL are delicate looking and WR should be BIG and SOLID.
     
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    The Leghorns will have a slimmer build.
     
  4. laughingdog52

    laughingdog52 In the Brooder

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    Guess I will have to wait and see--They all look the same right now. And they don't like to have their pic taken like some do. It is a good thing that both are good layers. I would like to learn more about them, and these posts are very helpful(and fun).[​IMG]
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Leghorns will be tall with much larger combs and wattles. They will be skinny compared tot he WRs. The white rocks may be friendlier than the leghorns. The leghorns will lay a solid white egg while the Rocks will lay light brown to pale pinkish brown.
     
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  6. questions543

    questions543 Songster

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    I say WR
     
  7. laughingdog52

    laughingdog52 In the Brooder

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    Thanks--I will post more pix soon.[​IMG]
     
  8. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

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    Leghorns will have white ear lobes not pink and not red.

    But their comb will be red. In most female leghorns their comb will lay over to one side.

    As far as leg goes well you will have to google for the standard guidelines cause I have seen Leg Horns with both yellow and skin color legs.
     
  9. yorklady

    yorklady Chirping

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    My White Leghorn has bright yellow ear buds and very large, red comb and wattles.
     
  10. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

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    I have heard of them having a lime tint to it but not bright yellow .

    Can any of the OT confirm?
     

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