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White leghorn chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mountaintopfarm, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. mountaintopfarm

    mountaintopfarm In the Brooder

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    Got a bunch of packing peanuts that company claimed were white leghorns BUT at 1 week old their wings are a pale tan not white. Does anyone have pics of WL chicks 1-2 weeks old?
     

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Maybe if you can post pics of them? Either way, from what i have read here on BYC they are often (but not always) likely to be cockerels - which is ok if you want one.

    CT
     
  5. mountaintopfarm

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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    You've got Buff Orpingtons.
     

  8. mountaintopfarm

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    Thanks Junebuggena! Do you know if there's any way to tell what sex they are? I'm hoping a few are pullets since there's 23! What's their disposition like?
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Buff Orpingtons have a reputation as being gentle, docile birds. Hens tend to be broody and roosters are well known for being gentle giants. They are good producers of large, medium brown eggs. Orpingtons can be a bit slower to mature, so cockerels aren't usually obvious until after 8 to 10 weeks. Keep an eye out for a darker shade of buff on the wings/shoulder, that's a good early indicator of cockerels.
     
  10. mountaintopfarm

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    I hope that's what they all are then! Thanks for your help. I'll post pics when they get older too.
     

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