WHAT BREED ARE THESE?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LindaJean, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. LindaJean

    LindaJean In the Brooder

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    I got 3 free chicks April 14 at the feed store. I've asked before here about breed and the concensus has been California Whites. These girls are now about 8 weeks old. Look at their feathering and their dark blue legs. Pictures I've seen of California whites, they all have yellow legs. I'm thinking perhaps these are easter eggers, but their heads don't look like my other Easter Eggers - those are broader birds and have tufts on their cheeks. It doesn't matter of course - inquiring minds want to know, though.


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  2. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    They look like leg horns to me
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Definitely not leghorns. Leghorns have yellow legs and solid white feathers. They could be part white leghorn due to the possible white dominant genetics. I'm not certain CA whites are white dominant or not. I know if one of our brown leghorns mate with one of the white ones, the birds look a bit like yours except have yellow legs.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    They're kinda like silver spangled Hamburgs, I'm not too familiar with those to know if they start off white and get darker? Wouldn't think so, maybe they're a mix? They're kinda pretty.
     
  5. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Crowing

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    I had easter eggers without much tuft's or beards. They are really pretty though regardless of what they are . any better head shots
     
  6. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

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    I have esquvare leg horns there black and white and have black on legs and yellow
     
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