What breeds are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 10spall, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. 10spall

    10spall Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some of my girls at 20 weeks. As chicks I was told the brown pullet could be either a welsummer or a brown leghorn. I was wondering if anyone could confirm that this brown chicken is a brown leghorn, because based on her comb and color of her earlobes that is what I think she is, but I'm no chicken expert. Then I have a white chicken I have never identified her breed. I think she may possibly be a white leghorn. She is also 20 weeks old. Neither of them have laid any eggs yet.

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  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Brown Leghorn and probably White Leghorn.

    ETA: expect eggs from the brown any day. The White Leghorn might be a hybrid (California White, etc), which would explain the smaller comb, or is she younger?
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The first bird is a light brown leghorn. The White bird may very well be a leghorn - I can't quite make out the color of her earlobes, but they appear to be white. If so - leghorn. The first hen is about to lay.
     
  4. 10spall

    10spall Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your help! My next question was going to be how to tell when they will lay. I know you can tell based off the comb and color. Does the first one have a red enough comb to indicate she will lay sometime soon? She is my only chicken with a comb that is large and red. I am ready for some farm fresh eggs.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

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    Agreed.
     
  7. 10spall

    10spall Out Of The Brooder

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    No, all my birds are the same age 20 weeks. I was just assuming that each breed I had matured at a different rate? The brown leghorn hasn't showed any signs of squatting yet. I was also wondering if the weather might play a factor in when they lay. I'm here in Ohio and it is still pretty wintery.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree as well.

    Generally they will start laying from 20-24 weeks, sometimes a little earlier, on occasion a little later.
     
  9. 10spall

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    Well wouldn't you know my brown leghorn did finally lay her first egg today!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Congratulations! Right on target! :eek:)
     

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