(UPDATE)* PICS*HELP!! Not sure if all 3 of my chicks are Leghorns!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunnysidecluckers, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. sunnysidecluckers

    sunnysidecluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I ordered 3 leghorns and got them about a 1 1/2 weeks ago. One of the chicks now is twice the size of the other two. I was wondering if the bigger one is just older or if it could be a White Rock. Are White rocks bigger than Leghorns? The wing feather developement looks a little bit more ahead than the other 2 so I am not sure if this chick is just older. Thanks for you help
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2008
  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Where did you get them? You may have a cross roack (meat bird). I had those with my baby white leghorns. On day of arrival, they very much look alike, but two weeks later, the cross rocks were twice as big.
     
  3. sunnysidecluckers

    sunnysidecluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered them from a local feed store. If this one is a cross rock. Does it have a long life? I am nervous now
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    If it is a Cornish X Rock it does not have a long life. But I heard they are pigs when it comes to eating. Does it eat all the time? Can you take a picture? X's are supposed to be fed differently (restricted feed) so they dont grow so fast.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    maaaybe its a boy and the other two are girl leghorns?


    added: I think if it was a CornXRock it would double in size quickly and you would know, not just a little bigger like you are saying.
     
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  6. Kaneke

    Kaneke Chillin' With My Peeps

    may also be a White Rock --- I thought my White Rock was a Leghorn until she laid brown eggs ... though I also thought she was on the large size ...

    if so you are lucky, the WRs are really nice and good egg layers

    C
     
  7. sunnysidecluckers

    sunnysidecluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are some pics!!!

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  8. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    leg color is different? or im just reading too much into it
     
  9. sunnysidecluckers

    sunnysidecluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    The legs colors are the same. We double checked after I read your post. She seems to be eating just like the rest of the them. And she takes her naps just the same as well.
     
  10. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I've had Pearl White Leghorns, and those both look like leghorns to me.
     

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