Opinions? I thought they were white leghorns...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lynnolekas, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. lynnolekas

    lynnolekas Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2010
    First, my apologies for no pictures. I am techno-challenged right now.
    Here is what I have - what are your opinions? Out of the Rainbow
    Pullet pack that I got from Meyer there are four very much larger
    pale yellow (turning whiter) birds. All of them have beautiful orangey
    -yellow legs but one. Hers are olive colored with slightly pink toes.
    What gives? Do you think she is also a White Leghorn just - different?
    I had hoped and prayed that the wealth of chipmunk-y birds were EE'ers
    but alas, I think they are Brown Leghorns (which will be beautiful hens)
    but there are no poofy cheeks no matter how many times I try to see
    them there...[​IMG]

    I have to divide these girls up amongst friends and I hate to give up
    one that is "special" - any ideas about old olive legs?

  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    Some EE's do not have puffy cheeks. I can't really help on breed without a picture. I would hang on to the one that is different just because I like one that are different.
  3. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    With olive legs, I'd assume she could be an EE. For your other 'larger' leghorns, consider that they could be white rocks [​IMG]
  4. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace


    Leghorns would normally be smaller.
  5. lynnolekas

    lynnolekas Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2010

    Hooray! I love it! I thought I'd not care what breeds I got when I ordered the pullet pack
    from Meyer but I have driven myself (and others) crazy trying to pin down their identity!
    Technically, I don't care - we want the experience and the eggs but I am happy to also
    have beautiful birds as a bonus!

    I will TRY to post pics now as I REALLY want your opinions!
    What fun! Olive is now her name! White Rocks huh? I'll have to look those girls up...

    Thanks ya'll!
  6. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010
    White Rocks well .... ROCK!

    We got one by surprise and YES for the first few weeks we thought she was a leghorn. She "Sunshine" lays wonderful large brown eggs daily. Friendly but definitely bigger than the leghorns. Also the older she's gotten the more of a "tannish" sheen she has on her feathers...

    Great bird!


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