What breed of Roo is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Wunjo, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Wunjo

    Wunjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need some help deciding, I thought he was one thing then I looked at some pictures now I'm thinking he is another breed all together. He is 6 months old.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like brown Leghorn.
     
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  4. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    So, is the difference between a Brown Leghorn and a Welsummer, in this case, the white earlobes and yellow legs? How do you tell this apart from a rooster of the various similar looking breeds? (Yeah, I could look it up, and will sometime, but it seems a handy opportunity to ask right now, if anyone replies).

    Best wishes and thanks if anyone replies.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Leghorn vs Welsummer---

    same basic coloring, that's what throws folks off a lot.
    Easiest, quickest way to tell the two is the white earlobes on the Leghorn.
    Leghorns are also much lighter built, leaner and smaller. I don't know the SOP on each bird right off, but I'll bet even a hatchery Wellie roo is a good 2lbs or more larger than a hatchery leghorn roo.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, he's a Light Brown Leghorn. Welsummers would have red earlobes, and would be a bit larger/heavier/stockier in build.
     
  7. chooks4life

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    Ah yeah, I see. Thanks for the info. It does get confusing sometimes, so many similar breeds.
     
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