muffled leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cmwhite23, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. cmwhite23

    cmwhite23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I recently bought 6 chicks and the owner told me they were muffled leghorns? I was just wondering if that's a real version of the breed or just something she made up. Im looking to begin hatching from theses and I just want to have their breed right. All the chicks are white with black feathers mixed in. They have yellow feet.
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Please post some pictures.
     
  3. cmwhite23

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  4. sfw2

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    I've never heard of a "muffled leghorn". I wonder if it's a Leghorn/Ameraucana cross?
     
  5. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    They look a little like California Whites. I believe that's a leghorn mix.
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess they are Leghorn/Cochin crosses with those feathered legs. I've never heard of a muffled Leghorn. Maybe they said mottled Leghorn???? Leghorns don't have feathered legs so that's the give away on them being mixes.
     
  7. cmwhite23

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    Now that i look at them 4 have yellow feet which have feathers on greym. My smallest one which is def a roo has whiteish gray feet with no feathers. and one has yellow with a bit of black. Some have black feathers mixed and others have grey. They did also come with a black chick who's fluffy and has alot of feathers on its legs. Idk his breed either.
     
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  8. sfw2

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    Didn't even noticed the feathered legs! I wonder if they're somebody's project birds? "Mottled" would make more sense than "muffled". LOL

    I'd love to see how these grow out, and find out what color eggs they lay. Keep us posted!
     
  9. cmwhite23

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    sorry the pics kinda hard to see. But Idk his breed any help?
     
  10. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purebred Leghorns have "clean" yellow legs, single combs, white ear lobes (your babies are too young to show earlobe color yet), slender (streamlined?) body type, and a "hard" tail. Cochins have feathered legs, single combs, roundish body type, lots of fluffy feathers, and a softer rounded tail. Looking at your little birds you can see the traits of both (except for the black which appears to be purebred Cochin).
     

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