RIR or Welsummer pullets

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OasiVerde, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. OasiVerde

    OasiVerde Songster

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    OK, another one :)
    I have three of these pullets. They were sold to me as RIR. They are about 12-13 weeks old.
    When I google RIR pullets, they should be more red. They look more like Welsummer to me, but what do you all think?
    BTW Pictures are taken over the past months. The last one is how they are right now.
     

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  2. dan26552

    dan26552 Free Ranging

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    What’s the earlobe color? Red or white? They’re definitely not RIR but they may be brown leghorns or welsummers. Welsummers have red earlobes and leghorns have white. They look like they have white earlobes to me.

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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    Agree with dan-- they look like light brown Leghorns.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

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    Agreed white ear lobes they re brown Leghorn and will lay white eggs. :love
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    You've got Brown Leghorns
     
  6. OasiVerde

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  7. OasiVerde

    OasiVerde Songster

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    Thanks everyone. Love this forum!
    I have never heared of Brown Leghorn, I had to google that, LOL. I am learning every day!!
    Yes, their earlobes are white. I actually noticed that yesterday, because all my others chickens and the rooster have red earlobes, so I was wondering if something was wrong with these three chickens. Other than that, they look identical to the Welsummer. They are beautiful, they can stay! And they are very friendly too :)
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    They should be excellent layers. But Leghorns are a flighty breed so don't be discouraged if they get wound up from time to time.
     
  9. OasiVerde

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    Do you mean they fly a lot? It is funny because when I open the coop in the morning, all my chickens just walk into the run, but these 3 run and fly. I just thought they do that because they are young.
     
  10. LoveMyChickenBabies

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    Some chickens prefer to stretch their wings when they get out of the coop. I know my guineas absolutely LOVE to squawk and flap as soon as they get out of the coop.
     
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