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Silver Leghorn or Phoenix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by basicliving, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I received a variety of day old chicks from McMurray's about 4 weeks ago. At first, all the Phoenix and Silver Leghorns looked identical. At 4 weeks old, I can see a difference now - but I still don't know which is which. Can anyone help me? Some now have more silver on their chests (maybe the Silver Leghorns?) and some have more of a brown color on their chests. Here are a couple of pictures. Can anyone tell me which is which?

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    And the one on the left in this picture:

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    Thanks in advance,
    Penny
     
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I believe I finally found something that will solve this for me. It seems that Phoenix have slate colored legs - that would mean the top picture is a Silver Leghorn and the bottom (although you can't see the legs, they are slate) is the Phoenix.
     
  3. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    My silver phoenix have slate legs.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    yeah the leghorns have yellow legs
     

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