What breed is Daddy Dave?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SqueakChicken, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. SqueakChicken

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  2. SqueakChicken

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    I was told "Italian Heritage". Is that even a breed?
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

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    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.

    My guess.

    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.

    LofMc
     
  4. Michael OShay

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    I agree with Lady of McCamley's guess. He might also have some red Leghorn in his mix.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

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    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.
     
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  6. BantamLover21

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    He looks like a New Hampshire to me.
     
  7. Michael OShay

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    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.
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

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    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

    LofMc
     
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