This brown leghorn doesn't look very much like a brown leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlazeJester, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so *she* looks a lot like the others when it comes to everything but her face. I can see how she got mixed up in the BL box.

    However, I'm not sure what she is. The hatchery supplying my TSC is Mt Healthy. I'm guessing gold laced wyandotte. Thoughts? Any ideas if a rogue chick in a sexed pullet bin might be a cockerel, or is it probably also sexed?

    The chick in question:
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    The brown leghorn:
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    All together (5 leghorns & this one in the middle):
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  2. doulachicknmama

    doulachicknmama Out Of The Brooder

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    looks alot like a gold laced wyandotte to me, I would say your odds are good that it's already been sexed
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of comb does it have?
     
  4. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my first thought was glw, too. :)
     
  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straight comb on this one. My columbian wyandotte has a straight comb and I know it seems to happen a lot with hatchery chicks... maybe a rowdy GLW boy escaped into the leghorn pen? [​IMG]
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that this chick is a Brown Leghorn cockerel and that is why it looks a little different from the pullets?

    In my opinion, the Single Comb Light Brown Leghorn rooster is one of the most beautiful roosters. But you probably don't want a rooster. [​IMG]
     
  7. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not so much that, as that I already fell in love with a 2wk-old barred rock cockerel. He's got a killer personality if I've ever met a chicken with one! My neighbor is talking about turning his BOs into soup, so maybe I'll try to get him to adopt some of my extra chicks when he does... and this one, if a roo! I'm keeping it just because I want to see how it turns out... I only want one brown leghorn... so naturally I'm keeping 2 of the "normal looking" ones as well JUST IN CASE. Chicken math is very difficult to divide/subtract!!
     

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