What are these pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Noymira, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked these 4 pullets up from a local farmer. All he could tell me was that he gets the birds hatched at the University of Vermont when they do it for a class, once the class is over they bring him the chicks. Usually they are meat birds which he raises to eat. They brought him twelve chicks this year, 4 were meat birds, the rest where different. He used to have up to 600 chickens on his farm, so I kind of expected leghorns or rocks or some other layer. When we went to pick them up he said they looked like something you'd see at the fair. I took the 4 pullets (he also tried to give me the 4 roosters) and now don't know what they are! They are about 16 weeks old.

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  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Young white leghorns.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Those white eyes are typical of Zombies. [​IMG]







    Body type says leghorn. If they develop white earlobes - leghorns for sure.
     
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll look up more on leghorns. They are quite bit smaller than my other pullets, so really wasn't sure. They have a very upright carriage and are really slender. The roos had even longer legs, and huge combs.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Leghorn roosters develop huge combs early on.
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like White Leghorns. If they get white earlobes you'll know for sure. [​IMG]
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I also think white leghorns, but would expect them to have larger combs at 16 weeks, so I wonder if they're younger.
     
  9. Lady Chickadee

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    White Leghorns. [​IMG]
     
  10. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The farmer I got them from said he got them in May. Is it normal for them to be so slim? They look very different from my 16 week old BR and RIR pullets.
     

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