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What can this little pullet be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by huppfarm, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. huppfarm

    huppfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]We had gotten a call about if we wanted a RIR hen as we are now raising them. " Sure" I say, so my wife brings it home and I open the box and it is the same color as a RIR but has "White" ear lobes .......definitely not a RIR. They are not a little white but white like Leghorns have, so I'm thinking Red Star? but I have never owned them and am guessing here....................Anyone have a better answer?
    Thank you for your time!
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Leghorns do come in a solid red variety. They aren't as common as White Leghorns, but some hatcheries do have Red Leghorns. Red Stars are brown layers and have red earlobes.
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
  4. huppfarm

    huppfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks about the red star question............I raise leghorns so for sure not that breed..............this bird has the exact same plumage, eye, beak, leg color and body style as RIR's, any other ideas? Thanks!
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Can you post a pic?

    I know sometimes a pure bred bird who is supposed to have red earlobes can have white lobes for some reason. It may simply be a recessive thing that popped up in your bird, and she's otherwise a Red.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    X2 on both of the above posts.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 3 on Donrae's posts Really need to see photos for ourselves

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