Looking for pictures of Leghorn/RIR mutts

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

  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We recently had 5 chicks hatch the mom is a white Leghorn and the dad a RIR. They are all white like a leghorn but have a few black spots on them. Does anyone else have the same mix and if so please post pictures.


    Thanks,

    Susan
     
  2. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOH ooh! I have that exact mix. My chicks look the same as yours. I just don't have any pics of them. I'll try to get some tonight. But I have a rooster that is about 17wks now and I think he's going to be pretty. He was all white like the hens with black spots and then started to grow reddish feathers on his wings and chest. I might have to get the pics tomorrow. We'll see.
     
  3. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks that would be great. Mine are a little over a week and I can't imagine what they will look like when they grow up. I know they are not sew links but 4 have spots and 1 is solid I hope it has nothing to do with the sex of the chick. I sure don't need 4 more roos. BTW is he as mean as a RIR?
     
  4. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, he is the sweetest rooster we have. I told my DH that I just might be willing to get rid of the RIR and keep "Foghorn" to protect our freerange flock. When I was out feeding him the other night, he started crowing for the first time...it was so funny. I went out and got pics this AM. I'll try to put them on tonight when I get home.
     
  5. Tara Rose

    Tara Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    RR mutt
    This little one is from a - RR hen and a Gold Laced Cochin Roo
    This little bird is my favorite by far she/he is really neat looking, and was the first out and very strong and bright,
    [​IMG]
     
  6. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I need to figure out how to post pics...

    [​IMG] This is "Foghorn" at 18wks.
    [​IMG] And this is his sister, JJ, at the same age.
    [​IMG] This cockerel is from the same parents, he is only 7wks old
    [​IMG] This pullet is also 7wks, but she has the black spots. Not that great of a pic. But you see the spots [​IMG]

    I'm thinking, I'm not sure, that the boys get the red feathering at about 5-7wks old. And maybe the girls just stay mostly white. JJ only has red feathering right around her face. Hope this helps.
     
  7. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorn is a very handsome rooster. Hard to believe they can be so regal looking at 18 weeks. Thank you for posting. Was he solid white when first hatched? 4 of our 5 have the black spots. It will be interesting to see what they look like when grown. Any idea if the pullets eggs will be white or brown? I was told brown and dominate but your pullet appears to have white earlobes.

    Thanks again,

    Susan
     
  8. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Tara. That ones is a cutie too. Mutts make such interesting birds.
     
  9. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you, cackle! He is a good rooster so far. He was yellow with a few black spots when he first hatched. Of the 5 little ones (9wks) we have now, they all had spots also. [​IMG]
    Our goal in hatching them was that maybe we would have RSL's. When they all hatched yellow, I was ready to sell them all-thinking they were roosters. But my husband wasn't really crazy about that, so we waited. And it's a good thing too. We have 3 girls and 2 boys in that batch. I think that I have read on BYC that egg color comes from both parents...so, I'm thinking that JJ's eggs will be a light brown. I'll let you know if that's the case.

    I'm so glad that I have the exact mix that you had questions about and was able to help you out. Now you said your chicks were a week old right? Are any of their combs getting more red? You may have to wait till the red comes in on the boy-if you have one [​IMG]
     

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