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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by babyrnlc, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Songster

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    Ok, So I posted these girls a few weeks ago. I was told they were leghorns. I have a question though, I though leghorns layed white eggs, if that is true, why are their earlobes pinkish? If they were white rocks wouldnt they be chunkier? My BO and faverolles are already fatties and they are the same age?

    Do you think they are still white leghorns and still pullets (one sure has a pink comb for almost 3 months old.) Thank you

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  2. chefchick

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    I would think if they were boys they would have big, red combs and be crowing by now. My little white boys are 11 weeks old and have been crowing for a few weeks. They are smaller than my other chicks that I got the same day. and the white pullets are smaller too. Not scrawney, but a different build with really long tails compared to the others.
     
  3. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Songster

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    Forgot to mention they came from a guy that got them from Ideal.
     
  4. MtWashFam

    MtWashFam In the Brooder

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    my white leghorns were similar to that when they were younger. once they started laying they turned more reddish color. my hens are also of slight build but man are they tough. scrap with the bigger birds when it's feeding time.

    lots of personality in that little body.
     
  5. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Songster

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    Quote:Were their earlobes pink? I was under the impression they were white if they lay white eggs
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

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    They will develop the white earlobes as they get older. They still look like white Leghorn pullets to me.
     
  7. cravenchx

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    It looks like my leghorns, about 12 weeks old.
    Yes, they are smaller than the rest of the girls,
    but oh so scrapy!
     

  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    In picture 1 Leghorn Pullet
    In picture 2 foreground Leghorn Pullet back ground EE (easter egger) hen.

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