Leghorns, Plymouth Rocks, or ???? (22 weeks old)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cheep, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both are almost 22 weeks old, with light-lime-green ears [​IMG]
    This picture just gives an idea of the color; anyhow they are clearly NOT red!

    Now Sunny has always been smaller & graceful looking
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    Whereas Daisy, although she has the same colored (light lime green) earlobes, is built different, & is bulkier & larger
    Daisy, today [​IMG]

    I would love to hear ideas. Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
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  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are hatchery Leghorns.And earlobes are yelow -not green
     
  3. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you tell me what "hatchery Leghorn" means? Thank you
     
  4. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, so far no white eggs, they are cream colored, to light tan.
     
  5. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I think I've figured out that "hatchery leghorn" would differ from a leghorn from a careful breeder, in that the parentage isn't really documented, so basically, who knows?

    I think I'm satisfied now, thanks for your help.
     
  6. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump
     
  7. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    California White..the one is too stocky to be a leghorn even hatchery-we have about 75 white hatchery legs here.Second comb isn't correct they are flopping well before they get that large but CW's don't flop or flop as much as legs do. White legs always lay very white eggs not a doubt as to the color..CW's although considered white can be much more of a tinted egg color and yes they still have the white ears but often not as solid white and some red leakage can come through.
    Sunny is much more leghorn built but her comb still isn't correct.We have 3 CW's and 2 are more lean the other is much more stocky taking after the rock side of their breeding.They are hardier than the leghorn in the winter but are not doing that well in the 106-110 degree heat like the legs are.
     
  8. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my white leghorn, laying her chaulk white egg, at almost exactly 22 weeks. I don't think yours are Leghorns. Body too big, comb not big enough. I honestly don't know how that skinny little chicken lays the bigest egg, every single day.
     
  9. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies - no red at all in the ears, whitish lime-green for both.
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    Daisy's egg (there have only been 3-4 so far)
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  10. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're white leghorns or white leghorn crosses. Pretty girls and should lay a lot of eggs!
     

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