Rhode Island White?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CarolinaHen, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought this girl was a leghorn when I purchased her at a swap. Her comb is either rose or pea though, it hasn't quite decided ;) Could she be a Rhode Island White?

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    Thanks!
     
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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is probably an amber sex link, they cross Rhode Island Reds and White Rocks to create them. [​IMG]
     
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  3. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are correct! I just looked at pics of them, and that seems to be what she is. I didn't expect to get one of those when I bought the chicks, especially as this one was just tossed in with the EE babies I was buying, but what a great surprise she has turned out to be!
     
  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a mixed breed, with some Cornish blood.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ya, she looks like a cornish cross, one of those slow growing ranger-type meat birds maybe.
     
  6. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really hoping there is some RIR in there so she will lay well.
     
  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like she may be a hatchery quality White laced red Cornish, not RIR in that girl. If she is from a hatchery, she should lay well, they are in the egg business afterall.

    (this is a RLW Cornish)
    http://www.idealpoultry.com/item.html
     
  8. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 it seems that she could be a Cornish because of those legs, though the lacing is very poor quality.
     
  9. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all the hatchery WLRC I've seen have very poor lacing [​IMG]

    from feathersite:

    hatchery WLR
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    show quality WRL (bantams)
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  10. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't get her from a hatchery. She was thrown in as an extra when I purchased some EEs at a swap.
     

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