Unusual looking chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pupsnpullets, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 7 week old pullet which I'm trying to figure out what she could be. Sorry no pics (she wouldn't stay still!). She looks just like a white leghorn and she's going to have a leghorn type comb but she has 2 or 3 black feathers and grey legs. Any ideas?

    Barb
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get her? It almost sounds like it is an austra-white, they are known to have black flecks and darker legs. They are a cross between australorps and leghorns.
     
  3. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks FMP, I think you are right on the money!! They came from a backyard breeder lady who has about 30 hens of just about every standard layer known to man including white leghorn, and 2 or 3 roosters one of which is a RIR-Australorpe! Bingo. This pullet I have is lovely and hopefully will be good layer. Do you know if austra-whites are sexlink?

    Barb
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that is moderator material right there!!!! Super moderator even!
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks Lurky. No, they are not a sexlink, it is a white leghorn roo on australorp hens. If the mating was the other way around it would be a sexlink (australorp roo on white leghorn hens).
     
  6. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm thinking that if there was black australorpe rooster over a white leghorn hen, the resulting babies would be white female & black male??????

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  7. flyingmonkeypoop

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    If it was a black roo over white hens, then the males would be mostly white and the females would be mostly black.
     

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