RIW or leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dr8goons, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. dr8goons

    dr8goons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how can i tell the diffrance from a RIW and a leghorn?
     
  2. ke_ben

    ke_ben Chillin' With My Peeps

    On my chicks the leghorn legs are a dull yellow and the RIW have orange-yellow. You are suppose to be able to tell by body shape, I can't. The obvious answer, not one I ever want to hear, wait until they get bigger.

    Hope that helps
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    When older, Leghorns will have a white earlobe whereas Rhode Island Whites will have a red earlobe.
     
  4. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a brown egg laying hen would generally have red earlobes; a white egg laying hen woud generally have white earlobes.

    A RIW should have red earlobes and a leghorn would have white earlobes.
     

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