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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gorerunner, Nov 8, 2009.
White hen, lays a white egg.
Thought so but it seemed a little more "fat?" than a leghorn.
Quote:What have you been feeding her?
I still think White Leghorn.
leghorn and I have a chubby one.
many leghorns are bigger than what many think they are..none of ours are small petite little birds.She's a very pretty leghorn that doesn't look fat to me
She's probably a leghorn cross. A lot of hatcheries have these types of hybrid white egg layers that are crosses of Wt. Leghorns and some type of dual purpose breed to get a different type wt. egg layer the has some of the leghorn characteristics quenched, such as flightiness, nervousness, ect....
Usally they cross them with Black Australorps= Austra-whites
Another common cross is Wt. LeghornXRIReds= usually the hatchery will assign them some sort of name and number type ie:Ideal 236(not saying these are of this cross just using the type as an example)
And California Grey X Wt. Leghorn= California white
Also the reason I say a cross is the hen's earlobes are pinkish/red instead of the solid white that all leghorns are supposed to have. Also the larger type body could be a result of cross breeding.
Yes- she looks like a leghorn x Rock.