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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SqueakChicken, Mar 28, 2015.
I was told "Italian Heritage". Is that even a breed?
He comes the closest to a Buff Leghorn...but his earlobes are not very big, usually Leghorns have fairly substantial white earlobes.
His body type isn't right for a Buff Rock, nor does he have the dark trim of the New Hampshire.
Pretty boy. He may be a mix, but I think he has some Leghorn in him.
And no, I personally don't know of "Italian heritage" chicken....unless they mean the Mediterranean breeds, of which Leghorn is one.
Heritage is a popular buzz word right now in the chicken industry, but it really doesn't mean anything. Either a chicken fits Standard of Perfection (SOP) or it doesn't...there isn't any "heritage" about it.
Be interesting if someone else has a better idea.
I agree with Lady of McCamley's guess. He might also have some red Leghorn in his mix.
It looks like he has red earlobes to me (the white appears to be light reflecting off of the feathers covering the ear, not the actual earlobe). He may be a New Hampshire mix.
He looks like a New Hampshire to me.
That's an interesting observation and you may be right. It's hard for me to tell in the pic. If the earlobes are red, I agree that it's a New Hampshire or NH mix.
The ear lobe was bothering me as well...it "looks" white in the one clear photo, but not white like you'd expect on a Leghorn. (I ignored the other because the back lighting diffused the colors so badly).
It may be a NH mix...those tail feathers just don't have the black/green trim of a NH...or at least a proper one. I've not seen a Production Red rooster...but I suppose it could be one of those...they are a mix of RIR, NH, and whatever else...maybe the dark/green trim fell away from the tail????
Still has more a light build of Leghorn...not quite heavy enough to be a dual of a NH....unless it is a younger male that just hasn't filled out fully.
I agree mix...likely with Leghorn or NH or both