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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jkiller40, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. jkiller40

    jkiller40 New Egg

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    Can you tell me what bread and if they are roos or hens? I believe they are about.... 16 weeks old. (the white ones) Wyndonettes?

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not wyandottes.

    Can you get better pics? I can't see what the comb is, is it a floppy straight comb (which would probably mean leghorn) or a different type of comb? But they really don't look like leghorns, they look like a game type body. Where did you get them?
     
  3. jkiller40

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    I got them at a feed store in TX. One has a floppy comb over it's right eye. The other one has a straight comb but it's really small. The one with the small comb stands up really straight very often. Neither seems to have spurs on their legs, but I don't know when a Roo starts growing them or what age?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The floppy comb makes me think leghorn, but a better pic would help. At 16 weeks, the floppy-combed girl would just now be at the earliest laying age, you might see white eggs in the next few weeks. If the other bird is the same breed, she's just slower to mature. I do think they're both female, pending better pics that might prove me wrong [​IMG]
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    With white legs, I want to say maybe a leghorn mix, better pictures would help alot.
     
  6. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I'd say white leghorns. I can't be too sure because the images are kinda blurry.

    Do they look like this?
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  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Since the birds have differently colored legs, I think perhaps you have two different breeds that looked identical as chicks, so the feed store mixed them up. The one with the floppy comb is not a white Leghorn because of the black feathers near the tail. I think it's a California White instead. The one with the yellow legs looks like a white Leghorn to me. Not all white Leghorn combs will flop over the eye. Of course, she could also be a Cali White that just didn't get any black spots.
     
  8. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, I'd hate to have a bunch of phone calls of people saying I sold some chicks off as the wrong breed!
     
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  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Haven't you read all the posts every spring from people getting chicks home from the feed store, deciding they are growing strangely, and posting them here? There was one poor guy that bought 50 white Cornish X broilers, and couldn't get weight on them. Found out the feed store sold him 50 white Leghorn pullets! [​IMG]
     
  10. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    That's alot of eggs [​IMG]
     

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