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White Leghorn Chick??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlickin8, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This pretty little chick came out of a White Leghorn egg. It has a pea comb....strange. Could it be a mix of leghorn/easter egger? I told the lady about it and she says she keeps the chickens separate by breed but I'm thinking the Ameraucana Roo got in with the leghorns and this chick is the result. If it is a Leghorn/Easter Egger, will it lay white eggs like a leghorn or could it lay easter egger eggs?

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  2. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definetly not a leghorn does it have feathers on the feet? if it does it might be a blue cochin
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color are it's legs? It's coloring is not common for an EE chick so I'm thinking it's a Blue Andalusian mix, they lay white eggs.
     
  4. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The legs are yellowish and clean legs. I will take a current pic.
     
  5. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ran outside and took a few current pics...the chick is 4 weeks and looks to be a pullet. Look kinda like part Leghorn mix with what?

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  6. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be Leghorn mix but second generation- first generation are always white. Don't hold on girl thing too much- it easy can be boy.
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see any leghorn in that chick at all! Looks like it has a rose comb? Whatever it is, it's a cockerel!
     
  8. donrae

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    I guess I'm thinking the leghorn was white--idk why, since they can come in brown also. But, I believe the white leghorns are dominant white, so I don't think that chick had a white leghorn parent on either side. Have you sent a pic to the breeder to see what she thinks?
     
  9. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spoke with the breeder about this chick and showed it to her. She was surprised. She has RIR, Leghorns, Barred Rocks, and Ameraucanas that she keeps separate by breed according to her. They do turn the chickens out by breed to free range. Maybe a rooster flew into another coop and mated with a leghorn hen? The chick came out of a white egg she gathered from the leghorn coop. I can wait to see what the chick looks like in a couple of months. I will post new pics as it gets older.
     

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