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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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
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    This is Louise
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    Both girls together
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    and me holding Louise so there is some reference to size
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    and their eggs
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  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is probably right. They are beautiful mixes.
     
  3. chicken burger

    chicken burger Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have golden comets and there bodies and eggs look like my comets
     
  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I'd call them a Barnyard Chicken/Mutt!! And their beautiful!! [​IMG]
     

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