This was supposed to be a white crested black polish

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cestial225, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. cestial225

    cestial225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I am pretty sure this is not a polish chicken, At least not like any polish I have seen! He/She is 14 weeks old. Any idea what she might be? And her comb and wattles just popped out this week making me question if she is really a she.
     
  2. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a polish,that's for sure! Maybe a leghorn. Where did you get it?
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Not even close to being a polish, agree it looks like a white leghorn.
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a white leghorn, or maybe a hybrid white egg layer. It looks like it has a few spots? Leghorns have large combs, it will get large and flop over

    if you look at these pictures, all of the hens have large floppy combs
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    leghorn.
     
  6. cestial225

    cestial225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does have a few spots on her back but they are fading as she get older and are not very visible anymore. I bought eggs at a swap and this egg was labeled as a polish egg. This chicken is really flighty, not really friendly but not mean at all. She runs or flies away from me, I dont think I have been able to catch her since she was a week old! But she goes right in the coop with the rest of the chickens at night so I really have no reason to ever touch her. Leghorns are early layers right? So should I be expecting eggs from her in the next few weeks?
     
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    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  8. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her comb will get large and floppy when she gets close to laying. If you pick her up, you will also feel her pubic bones spread, she will also start squatting. They will squat down and put thier wings out, so the rooster can mate. If you dont have a rooster, she will do it for you if you come up behind her and/or put your hand on her back
     

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