Leghorns? pullets? Roo? Please help...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Arve, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Arve

    Arve Out Of The Brooder

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    Got these 3 leghorns from a farm. Coop was pretty dirty on a series of rainy days. Their head area down have some darker, maybe redish tint to them on two of them. The third one is pretty white all over. The two that has some shade of another color already has their comb and stuff, the third really white one does not, but looks a little smaller also. Are they all really pearl white leghorns as promised??
    Any ideas on sex of these three will be appreciated also... thanks


    This is one of the ones with some color mixed in, maybe just dirty still???
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    Here is the one that is really white, no comb yet, maybe a slower developer???
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    The third one with some color/dirt??
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  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 and #3 are boys; #2 is a girl. Not Leghorns
     
  3. LarissaSlates98

    LarissaSlates98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not leghorns.
     
  4. Arve

    Arve Out Of The Brooder

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    If not leghorns,then what could they be?
     
  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be white rocks, but also could be any number of things. I agree that you have two cockerels and a pullet.
     
  6. Arve

    Arve Out Of The Brooder

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    So the two that have their combs already are boys?
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like white Rocks to me. 1 and 3 are cockerels, and 2 is a pullet.
     
  8. Arve

    Arve Out Of The Brooder

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    The people I got them from swear they are leghorn, how are you guys sure they are not?
    No offense to you guy's knowledge, just wanto make sure....
     
  9. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't have the body type of a leghorn. She looks to "poofy", leghorns are usually thinner and not as heavy looking.
     
  10. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns have "tight" feathers, and are very lanky. They are a Mediterranean breed and most hens don't exceed 5-6lbs at best. Mine is half the size of my dual purpose standards. As chicks they have no extra "meat" on them and they have a skinny look to them - your chicks are filling out fluffy and full-bodied. Rocks have a "tea kettle" shape that they develop pretty early on.

    Another way to tell is that leghorns, with rare exception I understand, are very skittish. Mine think the devil is upon them when they even SEE me. On the contrary, rocks are very friendly and curious and will be the first to your hand when you hold out a treat or other unknown goody.
     

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