Two white chickens, what breed?

Twelve Palms

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Hello, I have two white chickens which (I'm pretty sure) are not the same breed. They are both females--one 5 months old and one 3 months old. I've attached photos of them. Only one photo of the 5 month old girl and three photos of the 3 month old girl. Thanks, Judith



 

ChickenWisperer

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A.T. Hagan :

Top one looks like a Leghorn. Bottom one like an Easter Egger.

The comb's not very big - pretty small - that's why I say WR.​
 

Twelve Palms

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Mar 8, 2010
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Wow, thanks for your help. Somewhere I was reading that leg color could help identify and it was referring to white chickens...I just can't remember where I saw that explanation. Anyway, the first photo chicken (White Rock?) (possible Jersey) has yellow legs. The other chicken has tan"ish" legs??? Also has a "rose" comb, I think. Tell me about easter eggers. J
 

A.T. Hagan

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Ah, I did not catch the one in the first photo is five months old. I'll change my vote to White Rock then. A Leghorn would have a big comb by then.

Easter Eggers can be a mix of anything that is carrying the blue egg gene. Many hatcheries/feed stores and so on often confuse them with Araucanas, and Ameraucanas both of which have specific breed characteristics. Easter Eggers can be anything so long as they are carrying the blue egg gene.
 

Minniechickmama

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I had another light go off
ding
her earlobes are red too = White Rock.

Oh, and I don't think anyone is going to dispute the second one is an Easter Egger.
 
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Greendecember

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Dec 21, 2010
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A.T. Hagan :

Ah, I did not catch the one in the first photo is five months old. I'll change my vote to White Rock then. A Leghorn would have a big comb by then.

Easter Eggers can be a mix of anything that is carrying the blue egg gene. Many hatcheries/feed stores and so on often confuse them with Araucanas, and Ameraucanas both of which have specific breed characteristics. Easter Eggers can be anything so long as they are carrying the blue egg gene.

The Easter Eggers explanation in relation to the feed store was VERY insightful! Thank you!

I watched a shipment of chicks come in today and 3 ladies at the feed store whip out a book and make their best guess at what the chicks were. The hatchery just listed them as hatchery choice strait run.​
 

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