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What breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DarthRooster, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were labeled Exchequer Leghorns but I'm suspicious they are a mix. They are huge chickens. Came from ideal last October [​IMG]
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Exchequer Leghorns are white with black flecks. Those look like Anconas, which are black with white flecks. Both breeds look identical as chicks.
     
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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed, they're Anconas. Mine were great, they laid big white eggs just about every day :)
     
  4. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'd believe that except I have 2 anconas and they are already bigger. Here they are
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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are the birds in question? They could be cockerels if they are under 14 weeks old. That would explain the size difference.
     
  6. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost 5 months old.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Could they be mottled Javas? So not a breed I'm familiar with, but they look right to me.
     
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  8. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After looking at a few dozen pics online, I think you found the breed. They are 5 months old so hoping the largest one isn't a rooster since I'm breeding them with a blue Americuana.
     

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