Leghorns with weird head feathering?

Isyovi

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So we bought 4 leghorns some weeks ago. 3 out of 4 have some weird head feathering, but i have never seen leghorns with those feathers. The father was a black and white leghorn and the mother a normal white leghorn. Is there something going on with genetics or do more leghorn (chicks) have this? I didn't really know where to post this.
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Kind of a blurry picture 😶
 

Isyovi

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Those definitely aren’t Leghorns. They may be Leghorn mixes, but no Leghorn has blue feathering or a crest.
They look more like Legbar mixes with a blue or splash breed mixed in.
Thanks for replying! I thougt because the father was black and white and the mom also white that they were grey (because i'm not that good with genetics) but i never could find out why they looked different from normal leghorn chicks. Maybe the white one is the only 'normal' leghorn 🤷🏼‍♀️
 

Isyovi

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Blue Leghorns do exist, although very rare, but the leg color is a strong hint they are mixed, and the crest is a dead giveaway.
At least one of them has grey legs, and leghorns tend to have yellow i thought. Quite the mistery what they are, but i think legbars are close. Maybe at least one is a leghorn, the one without the crest.
 

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