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So what do I call them? Pic heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FarmerFaith, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. FarmerFaith

    FarmerFaith In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2010
    Trinity NC
    I purchased 2 Pullets from a man nearly a month ago. I went looking for Australorps but came across these two girls and ended up bring them home. He told me the girls were about 6 months old and a mix between White Leghorn and Golden Comet. However when I asked him what breed he recommended pairing them with, if I did, he said RIR or White Leghorn.
    For other reasons, I was ready to leave and not really 100% on what I was taking home. About two weeks after bringing them home they started to lay, we have gotten 1 tan egg almost every day from each girl. Nice hard great tasting eggs about medium sized. I would just like some opinions on their genetics. The darker one, Louise is more aggressive towards my young Bantams and one of them was killed one night so we had to create a barrier in the Coop for the time being.
    Any info would be great. Do you think they are White Leghorn and Golden Comet or White Leghorn and RIR mixes?

    This is Thelma

    This is Louise

    Both girls together

    and me holding Louise so there is some reference to size

    and their eggs
  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    He is probably right. They are beautiful mixes.
  3. chicken burger

    chicken burger Songster

    Dec 12, 2010
    doesn't really matter what they are, they are GORGIOUS! [​IMG]
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    You can definitely see the leghorn in them, but with brown eggs they'd have to be a hybrid. Nice find! [​IMG]
  5. FarmerFaith

    FarmerFaith In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2010
    Trinity NC
    Thank you everyone! I guess I will continue to call them Golden Leghorns [​IMG]. They are beautiful chickens, the gold in their feathers gleams and they have been good layers to be so young and in winter.
  6. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

    Oct 6, 2010
    westville ok
    there combs are to small to be leghorn crosses i have seen birds like this before they look like second generation golden comets wich if you had a roo would breed true
  7. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    Central Iowa
    Chickens, that is what I would call them. Definitely chickens. [​IMG]

    As far as breeding them, any layer breed should produce decent layers. I would avoid a hybrid roo as that would most likely produce a less prolific layer generation.
  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Try a production type red for breeding that should give you good layers
  9. henney penny

    henney penny Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Northern Maine
    I have golden comets and there bodies and eggs look like my comets
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member 8 Years

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    I'd call them a Barnyard Chicken/Mutt!! And their beautiful!! [​IMG]

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