Still wondering if I have white Rocks or white Leghorns (six big pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cindyanne1, May 16, 2009.

  1. cindyanne1

    cindyanne1 Mother Goose

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    I have waffled back and forth as to whether my "assorted pullets" from TSC were white Rocks or white Leghorns ever since I first got them as chicks. I'd finally decided they were white Leghorns, but as they are getting more mature, I'm starting to wonder again. They're getting some pretty fluffy butts [​IMG] and their general body shape is a lot like my Red Sex-links, which I know are crosses of white Rocks.

    So tell me... should I expect white eggs from these ladies or brown? [​IMG]

    They are about six weeks old in these pics:

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    Thanks everyone!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say you will get white eggs from them. Their earlobes are white - which means white eggs. If the lobes were red/brown then you would get brown eggs.
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is WHITE ROCK.Where you see white earlobes Redhead Hen?
     
  4. LuLuBelle

    LuLuBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I be dumb and ask how do the ear lobes tell you what color of eggs will be? I'm still trying to figure out what my white chicken is, and I didn't know you could determine the egg color by the ear lobe color. That's pretty cool though...

    Well then, any clue what mine is??

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  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I'm going to say White Rock. They are a little on the hefty side to be Leghorns. Plus, Leghorns would never sit still long enough for you to get good pictures. [​IMG]
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

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    Quote:Your's looks like a bantam. Maybe a White Japanese or OEGB.
     
  7. LuLuBelle

    LuLuBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry yes, mine is a bantam I can tell you that for sure...
     
  8. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] If they are then the eggs will be brown, but if they are leghorns, then white eggs. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. cindyanne1

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    Thanks guys! I am thinking they are White Rocks, too. Which is fine (and actually what I hoped for in the beginning.) So this is good news!

    I'll have to change my siggy! [​IMG]
     
  10. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like White Rocks to me. I have both WR and Leghorns. The leghorn's beaks and crown are a lighter color yellow than the WR, as are the legs. The leghorn's legs are a paler yellow color. Your pics looks just like my White Rocks. My leghorns are also more "upright" than the WRs. Not rooster upright.....just more upright.

    Also, like GreenFamilyFarms said....the leghorns do not stand still long enough to have pics taken. LOL My leghorns are very skiddish and standoffish.....won't even come to bread or treats, whereas the WRs love treats and are very friendly.

    You'll know when they start laying eggs though.
     

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