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What is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TFM3, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. TFM3

    TFM3 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 17, 2012
    Have looked at photos until my eyes hurt and can't decide between light brown leghorn or Welsummer.
    She is 12 weeks old.[​IMG]
  2. adni02

    adni02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2013
    Welsummer i think
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Don't strain too hard, they're almost identical!

    The big key is earlobes. Leghorns have huge white earlobes, but they don't always develop right away and I can't see them in that pic. Leghorns also get larger combs earlier, and are lighter bodied.

    Good news is, it is a female! I'm leaning toward Wellie right now, but maybe post again in a few weeks, or a better head shot where we can see the earlobe.

    You'll know for sure when she lays. White=leghorn dark brown=Welsummer.

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