What breed is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sheets87, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Sheets87

    Sheets87 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've posted once before about my Dink-Dink when she was a chick. I picked her from the same bin as my two brown leghorn girls. Responses I received were telling me she looked like a Partridge Rock. This was not the case as she progressed into maturity and developed white earlobes, and laid her first egg; which was pure white. I'm just curious as to what breed she is, I've looked at picture after picture of white egg laying hens and I haven't came across a look-a-like. Your guesses and knowledge is much appreciated!

    Thank you!
    The Sheets Family
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    She is the one on the far left, as you can see she has similar markings to our brown leghorns; minus the redish chest.
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that Dink-Dink is a hatchery-quality Light-Brown Leghorn or Leghorn mix, as no other breed of chicken lays white eggs, has white earlobes, and has the same general color pattern as a Light-Brown Leghorn. All of your birds are beautiful!
     
  3. Sheets87

    Sheets87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the compliment! The partial group photo was when they were still young, have to get that updated ;) And the thought of her being a brown leghorn mix has crossed my mind; I just wasn't sure.
     
  4. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it could be ,just a guess though.
    Golden Phoenix hen
     
  5. Sheets87

    Sheets87 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought about that too! Possibly a mix of the golden phoenix considering she has no different color on her chest and her body feathers are near black in color. :)
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I third the hatchery brown leghorn, I've had brown leghorns from a couple of the big hatcheries and they mostly don't have as much or as dark a rose color on their chests as your one girl does in the picture.
     
  7. Sheets87

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    Here is a picture I just took of her. She's in the middle, her brown leghorn sister, Pick, on the left and her Rhode Island Red sister, Lucy, on the right. Our other brown leghorn Peck didn't want to be in the family portrait.
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Brown leghorn hen.
     
  9. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow it really changed a lot from the second picture to the last picture or was that an older picture. It sure confused me as it is from the last picture a brown leghorn.
     
  10. Sheets87

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    The very first picture I posted is from a week ago, the second picture is from a few months ago when her comb was still small. The third (updated) picture is her currently at 7 months old. :) Hope that helps. Also (in the third pic) the sun was setting at just the right angle and makes her neck feathers glow brightly :)
     
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