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White chicken with yellow legs and big tail...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nojobro, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Nojobro

    Nojobro New Egg

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    Anyone know what type of chicken these might be? We got them as chicks from a rescue. They were hatched in late June, we think. The picture is from a month ago. Now both birds have similar, big tails. No crowing; but still no idea if they are pullets or cockerels, really. [​IMG]
    In the picture they are about 10 weeks old. Very yellow legs. These birds, a month later than in the picture, are still smaller than my hens, but getting much closer in size (I have a small-for-breed chantecler, an ameraucana, and a production red). I don't really think the tail on the one with the bigger tail in the picture is any bigger than it was in the pic, but like I already said, both birds now have similar tails. These birds are flighty and hard to photograph well.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Might be leghorn pullets, do they have white earlobes?
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe I see red earlobes. Perhaps white rock, but since you got them from rescue, there is probably a good chance they are mixed.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like pullets to me. They may be Leghorns, White Plymouth Rocks, or Leghorn mixes.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  6. Nojobro

    Nojobro New Egg

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    My husband said they are the same color as the combs, which he called "pinkish."

    Glad to hear they look like pullets. When the first tail popped, I thought we had a roo. We're in the city and can't have roos.

    Thanks, everyone.
     
  7. Nojobro

    Nojobro New Egg

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    Sorry, when I said "they" I meant "the earlobes."

    Thought I was quoting. Screwed it up.
     
  8. Nojobro

    Nojobro New Egg

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    OK, I looked at the chickens myself. They have white earlobes. (I think perhaps my husband doesn't exactly know what a chicken's earlobes look like, haha). I also noticed they are not 100% white with each having a darker, mottled feather or two (white with darker mottling). So: Leghorn mixes? :)
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they are probably Leghorns or Leghorn mixes. Even Leghorns occasionally get some black feathers or black flecking.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     

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