PLs help. 10 week old white birds..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JackieinYorktown, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. JackieinYorktown

    JackieinYorktown In the Brooder

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    I got five of these as part of a variety pack from MPC. I would appreciate any help.

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  2. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Pretty! i'm thinking Leghorns [​IMG]
     
  3. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Songster

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    they are pullets and i believe they are white Orpington [has shorter over lay feathers ]the leghorn are skinner and light weight.
    my leghorn is sitting in the nest box on my byc page
     
  4. le neige homme

    le neige homme Chirping

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    White Leghorns. In another 10 weeks, give or take a couple, they'll start giving you white eggs.

    Outstanding birds when given enough space to feel secure, but a bit nervous and flighty in close quarters.
     
  5. le neige homme

    le neige homme Chirping

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    Quote:Orpingtons would (should) have the pearly white legs.
     
  6. JackieinYorktown

    JackieinYorktown In the Brooder

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    No chance that they are white rocks?
    They are free ranging starting this week and are ok tempermentally, no problems. The most curious of my 30 plus, the first ones to do everything.
    . I had a feeling that they could be leghorns, but given their rep I was sort of hoping not.
    I do wonder how llong they will last given how whte they are. we have plenty of cover, but they do not exactly blend in.
    How old are they when they start to lay?
     
  7. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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    they are hens but i dont know what breed they are
     
  8. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Songster

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    Quote:It looks like they have white earlobes. If so, leghorns. Red earlobes would rule out leghorns. Can you confirm?
     
  9. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Songster

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    Quote:Orpingtons would (should) have the pearly white legs.

    okay thank u for inform me [​IMG]
     
  10. le neige homme

    le neige homme Chirping

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    Quote:Oh, yes. It didn't occur to me, but White Plymouth Rock is a definite possibility. As monkeyingaroundfarm posted, the earlobes will tell you.

    They do look much heavier than my White Leghorns did at that age. Mine looked very gamebirdy for a long time. The Rocks are a much heavier bird and also have the yellow legs. They're much more suited to a backyard environment.
     

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