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What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hemsandchicks, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. hemsandchicks

    hemsandchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    So we got some chicks a few weeks back. We thought they were Delawares, but the hatchery goofed and sent us white leghorns.one of the birds isn't as white as the others and it looks like it has cream colored feathers coming in. Could it just be a non pure one? [​IMG]
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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well we are talking hatchery birds and they don't breed to the SOP, so you can get some odd colorations in there.
     
  3. hemsandchicks

    hemsandchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Well its pretty cute and has a good temperament, it's kind of my favorite. I'm guessing since they messed it up the first time, this also might be a mess up. It was a few days younger than the others, but it's noticeably smaller. They are are local farm trying to sell quality birds of breed standard. I'll give them the benefit this time. They are giving replacing my original order with the correct chicks this time
     
  4. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do all of them have that indent in the middle of their chest? It reminds me of a broiler (cornish x plymouth rock mix I believe) but the legs look too thin for that. I'm not too familiar with leghorns so it could very well be one.

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  5. hemsandchicks

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    We have 20 cornish x's in our barn right now. These are much taller and leaner than those. When they were really small I questioned it, but their feathers and build was always different than my x's. The other 2 don't have that indent, so maybe it's one that maker he cross
     
  6. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, that makes sense! Thanks for explaining, I was a bit curious :)
     
  7. hemsandchicks

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    These guys are much heftier build.
     
  8. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh yes, I definitely see the difference!
     
  9. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all chickens have that divet in their chest it is more pronounced on CX because they have such large breasts sometimes on regular hens you can feel it but their feathering is thick enough to cover it up unless it is a larger breed hen, the divet is where the breast attaches to the sternum/keel

    it is more than likely a leghorn cross or a badly bred leghorn. they must be fairly narrow and light weight and have pure white feathers
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    With that gold in the chest, it might be an Amberlink.
     

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