Need help knowing if leghorn or jerey giant

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wvubrian3, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. wvubrian3

    wvubrian3 Hatching

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    Hello, my first post to BYC and already love it! I am a new chicken owner now raising 13 barred rock chicks and bought four 5 month old pullets. Two of which have captured my attention. The man I bought them from says they are white jersey Giants but I believe they are white leghorns. Can you guys tell which one they are?[​IMG]
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Those are definitely white leghorns. Very pretty!
     
  3. wvubrian3

    wvubrian3 Hatching

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    Thank you SOO much! I was so sure they were leghorns! [​IMG]
     
  4. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Crowing

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    I too would say 95% leghorn, but if there's any doubt, leghorns lay white eggs, jersey giants lay brown eggs. First egg you get will tell you for sure! [​IMG]

    although that hen definitely has a thicker body than the last leghorns I had, but seeing snow on the ground she could just be fluffed out to stay warm
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3, those look like Leghorns.
     
  6. wvubrian3

    wvubrian3 Hatching

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    Thank all of you so much! I already love this!! I really believed it was a leghorn! And now I'll just wait for them to start laying and we will find out for sure! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Well at least you know they aren't afraid of snow. I think they are leghorns also.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. As the other members have indicated, they are definitely White Leghorns, which are egg laying machines. You should get loads of large, white eggs from those girls. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Leghorns.
     
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    Your hens are White Leghorns. You should get lots of large white eggs from them! [​IMG]
     

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