white hens - what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by djulrichs, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. djulrichs

    djulrichs Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hen-sitting for my friend. She says 2 are Rhode Island Reds and two are Pilgrims. Is "pilgrim" a breed? Or does that mean they are Plymoth Rocks?

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  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    I see one white rock, one Leghorn, one white rock & one Leghorn. Cute that they are sitting like that [​IMG]
     
  3. djulrichs

    djulrichs Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so no Rhode Islands? and i guess that would be Rhode Island white, not red huh [​IMG]
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIW have rose combs
     
  5. brimag

    brimag New Egg

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    Rhode Islands have a "brick shaped " body. Can't tell from the photo. Reds and whites both come in rose or single comb.

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  6. djulrichs

    djulrichs Out Of The Brooder

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    does Pilgrim = Plymouth Rock?
     
  7. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes.
     
  8. djulrichs

    djulrichs Out Of The Brooder

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    ok how about this angle...

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    On the first pic, do the first and third birds have rose combs? Then they could be Rhode Island Whites. And I don't think the others are leghorns, they're too heavy. My guess from these pics are RI Whites and White Plymouth Rocks
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Rhode Island Whites are really, really, really rare and do not have single combs like those. [​IMG]



    They're White Rocks. Likely have Leghorn blood in them with those combs and body type too but not pure Leghorns.

    ETA - "Pilgrim" is likely the word used to say they're Plymouth Rocks.
     
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