My son's free mystery chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PAchickenlover, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All we were told was that it was a hen, but i'm not certain. I have 3 White plymouth rocks and this one is MUCH more leggier. In short it is a white chicken that has a relatively small body and long legs. Any one have any ideas? Leghorn???

    Thanks,
    Mollie
     
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    They usually don't give away hens as free mystery chix. It's just a nice way of them trying to give away extra roo's and making customers think they are getting a special free gift.
     
  3. BekahBear

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    my guess is white leghorn roo
     
  4. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks It has yet to cock-a-doodle-do but I'll keep listening. The guy that brought the chicken to the auction said that his kids put the wrong bird in and he didn't want to cart it home. It's pelvic bones are pretty far apart, Is that normal for a leghorn roo? Or is it possible that it could be a hen?
     
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  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is this bird? Looks like a white leghorn pullet. The Roos have huge combs that flop over.
     
  6. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Sorry I thought this was a free chicken from an order via a hatchery, so please ignore my previous post, and yes it could be a hen, but looks roo-ish to me.
     
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  7. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "thats no roo"
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    ( lol anyways it looks like a white leghorn hen.)
     
  8. featherz

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    Depending on the age, could definitely be a leghorn hen. If it's 6 weeks old or something, it's a roo. But Leghorns at POL have gigantic combs - the combs on my year olds are huge and cover their faces! [​IMG]
     
  9. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    Do not have a clue about the breed, BUT I say hen all the way! I do not think you have to worry that it will ever start to crow.
    I will eat a "leg" if it does though ( I knew by 4 weeks which of my flock were roos, and unfortunately I was right when I had 11 roos out of 28)

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  10. danniboi1990

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    sorry but i think cockeral!! look at the shiney, glossy feathers on his back [​IMG]
     

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