White Hen with Golden/Blonde highlights - What breed is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flockwithnocock, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. flockwithnocock

    flockwithnocock Out Of The Brooder

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    Since joining BYC, we're learning that our hen, Blondie, isn't a Golden Laced Wyandotte like we'd originally thought. When we bought her as a chick (from a farm store), the chicks were apparently mislabeled as GLWs. As a chick, she was all yellow. Now almost 10 months old, she is white with golden/blonde highlights around her neck. She has a single comb and lays dark brown eggs. We've been told that she may be a leghorn but in looking at pictures of leghorns, she doesn't quite seem to match. We'd love to know what breed she is. Here is a recent picture (more can be found in our profile). The pictures don't show the golden highlights very well.

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  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tetra tint perhaps? leghorns have white earlobes and lay white eggs, so she is definitely not one of those.
     
  3. The Yakima Kid

    The Yakima Kid Cirque des Poulets

    DeKalb Amberlink?
     
  4. tuchickens9

    tuchickens9 Out Of The Brooder

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    amberlink?
     
  5. flockwithnocock

    flockwithnocock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick responses!

    As we read more, we wanted to add a bit more information that may be helpful. She's about 5 lbs. (smaller than our New Hampshire Red) and she's a very regular layer - same time every morning.
     
  6. flockwithnocock

    flockwithnocock Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a picture of her egg - darkest brown is Blondie's

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  7. mrballance

    mrballance Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks to be a mix to me...likely White Leghorn on one side...although she also looks like she could have some Cornish X in her with that meaty chest.

    She could be an Amber Link if she was a commercial hybrid which would give you those large medium brown eggs...typical of the Red Stars, Gold Stars, and other hybrids of similar ilk.

    Enjoy her. She'll be very productive for you.

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  9. flockwithnocock

    flockwithnocock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for everyone's help! We've googled LOTS of pictures and breeds this evening and it appears that we may have a White Rock. The pictures we've seen look exactly like her and blogs we've seen describe her personality to a tee. :)
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Very likely that she is a white rock.
     

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