What breed is this and Is it an egg layer???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken42, Jan 30, 2012.

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  1. chicken42

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  2. patty12

    patty12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    game type, egg layer? yes
     
  3. mstrrlm

    mstrrlm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Single Comb Brown Leghorn
     
  4. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the white earlobe was the giveaway.

    You have a single comb light brown leghorn, I believe. (There is also a single comb dark brown variety and the Danish brown leghorn, which has a single comb.)

    Leghorns are the best egg layers, and they lay large white eggs. The white leghorn is the best layer, but browns are very good also. The roosters are very colorful. The browns have better coloring for hiding from predators than the whites.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    its not a single combed brown leghorn more of a hamburg or a hamburg mix...need a shot of the comb...not only is the comb wrong but also leg color is wrong for a light brown leghorn as they have yellow legs not slate
     
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  7. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a Leghorn. Leghorns have yellow legs.

    Looks gamey to me. Maybe game mixed with something.
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right. That hen has dark legs. A leghorn has yellow legs.
     
  9. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her feathers are real similar in color to my Wellsummer, but I don't think she has gray legs. She also doesn't have white earlobes. So, maybe a mix with a Wellie? Do you know how old your bird is? It has longish tail feathers, but a tiny comb and waddle. It's too blurry and my contacts are too old for me to see the feathers real good.
     
  10. Judy

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