Leghorns maybe??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daveruhlig, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. daveruhlig

    daveruhlig New Egg

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    Hello All!

    I'm new around here (from a posting perspective) and I just want to say how great this site is for chicken dummies like myself. I first found this site about a year ago while doing some research on maybe one day raising some chickens for myself. Fast forward a year and I know have a chicken tractor and 6 chicks. Of course I made the newbie mistake of buying my first chicks from TSC around Easter. Now, a few months later they're getting pretty big and I have no idea what I have...... Five of them are primarily white with some light tan feathers around their necks and dark brown spots on their wings. One is almost all white that made himself known as a boy for the first time today. In my surfing the closest pictures I can find to what I have are leghorns, but I haven't seen any with the dark spots. Any info would be appreciated!
    -Dave

    Here's the "McNugget Express". A friend dubbed it that because of the yellow structure with red roof.
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  2. BC_Farms

    BC_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look more like Amberlinks to me. I know they had them at TSC too.
     
  3. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
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    They're not leghorns, which have white earlobes.
    That's all I can tell you, sorry.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The ones with Red in there wing and neck are a Red Sex-Link Rooster...


    Chris
     
  5. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    They all look like Red Sexlink roosters. [​IMG] If so I'm sorry.
     
  6. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, leghorns have white earlobes
    Observe:

    White Leghorn
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    Light Brown Leghorn
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    The earlobe tells the color of egg. White earlobe is a white egg laying hen, red earlobe is a brown egg laying hen.
    ALL leghorns lay white eggs


    Above 2 sentences were told to me by someone else, correct me if im wrong
     
  7. daveruhlig

    daveruhlig New Egg

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    Thanks for all of the help!! What are the odds I pulled 6 boys out of the bucket? I'll try to get some better pics of their lobes tomorrow so you guys can confirm I'll have a lot of chicken dinners instead of western omelettes.
    -Dave
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Not true.....

    Lamonas have Red ear lobes and lay a White egg,
    Hollands White and Barred have Red ear lobes and lay a White egg,
    Game fowl with Red ear lobes lay a lightly tinted egg to a White egg,
    Game fowl with Black ear lobes lay a lightly tinted egg to a White egg.


    Chris
     
  9. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
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    They are all red sex link roosters. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  10. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have Red Sex-Link roosters. Feed stores separate the males from females based on color of chicks. Newbies make the mistake of buying the males all the time. Old-timers like me know to buy them for fryers. We all learned these lessons at one time or another, so just chalk it up as a lesson learned.
     

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