Sold as White Egg Layers; wonder if they're Cornish X

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jbrookebarrow, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. jbrookebarrow

    jbrookebarrow Out Of The Brooder

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    My dad picked up 4 of these little chicks Wednesday from a small feed store in my hometown. He specifically told the employees I didn't want meaties and they told him these are called White Egg Layers. I can't find any information about what breed they could be, but I have a sneaking suspicion my dad was given bad info. The 4 newbies look an AWFUL LOT like my confirmed Cornish X. I'm also pretty sure all 4, plus the Cornish, are roos. They're all named "Alfredo" until I learn otherwise. [​IMG]

    This is Alfredo1, the confirmed Cornish X. Got him from TSC and he's a fat little booger. Hard to see, but when I say he looks identical, I'm saying I couldn't tell the 5 apart if it weren't for his being slightly older/larger than the other 4.
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    Here's Alfredo2,3,4 or 5 (and another to the right). They were sold as White Egg Layers, but they could seriously be Alfredo1's clones. Roos?? I'm thinking yes.
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    Another Alfredo2-5, from the front. They all have the same pronounced comb and smirk as this fella. Roo?
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    Edit: Just realized how bad the pics are. Sorry. Took them with my phone cam and didn't think to turn the light off beforehand. I'm pretty sure, of my 17 chicks, I have about 7 roos.
     
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  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    They could be white leghorns. Way too young to tell sex yet, but leghorns have bigger combs than most.
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't see much of their feet, but what I see makes me think Leghorns. CorninhX have huge legs and feet.
     
  4. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait a week then you will know if they are cornish. Do they have any black spots on them? They could also be Amberlinks.
     
  5. keetsms

    keetsms Out Of The Brooder

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    They look like White Leghorns to me as well. I have six of them and they look just like them.
     
  6. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nothing about them 'screams' cornish to me... i , too, think they are white egg layers/ pearl leghorns
     
  7. jbrookebarrow

    jbrookebarrow Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I appreciate all the feedback. I'm keeping [​IMG] with hopes they'll now not all be roos. I don't mind roos, but then again I'm new to everything and don't know how good/bad the roosters can be (or 6 of them). [​IMG]

    THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE!
     

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