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What breed is my adopted hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kirstyc1984, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. kirstyc1984

    kirstyc1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys i adopted Daisy' about 3 weeks ago...can anybody tell me what breed she is??

    Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. Amastacia

    Amastacia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the floppy comb makes me think leghorn, but the rest of her doesn't. maybe a leghorn mix?
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Def. not a Leghorn, and probably not a mix either--at least not a mix of a white Leghorn. All the offspring of a white Leghorn will be white, often with black spots.
     
  4. kirstyc1984

    kirstyc1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm the mind boggles..lol. She has quite a big comb, and is a plump ol' bird..im only used to small bantums so am interested to find out :)
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Some sort of mix.
     
  6. Amastacia

    Amastacia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leghorns come in several different colors, and i don't know of any other breeds that commonly have the floppy combs. could have brown leghorn in her.
     
  7. kirstyc1984

    kirstyc1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats great thank everyone..seems like shes a bit of a mix..thought she was odd looking :-0
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen floppy combs in EEs that didn't get the pea comb, in RIR, in Speckled Sussex, and others. Ironically, my brown Leghorn combs didn't flop over.

    I do think it's possible she has brown Leghorn in her; I guess I didn't express myself well. My point was that she couldn't be a WHITE Leghorn mix, since that specific white gene is extremely dominant and all offspring are white.
     
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  9. MADZ of Animal

    MADZ of Animal Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a girl that looked just like that! Ironically, I didn't know the breed either!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    She only has 4 toes but for some reason she reminds me of a Dorking mix. But she also has red earlobes doesn't she, need to get a brown egg layer in the mix somehow. Funny that most floppy comb breeds are white egg layers.
     

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