White Leghorn or White Rhode Island

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jhook1997, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. jhook1997

    jhook1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 2 young "White Leghorns" or so I thought. They are now 18 weeks. I have others (Barred Rock, Sex-Links, Gold Comets) All of these are only 14 weeks old. Yesterday we got our first egg and today another. They are brown not white, like I would have expected from White Leghorns. Anyway, I figure either they are not Leghorns or one of the others laid VERY early. Someone told me that they could possibly be White Rhode Islands and that would explain the brown eggs???? Any thoughts?

    Here's one of their photos: [​IMG]
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Its hard to tell with that picture but it looks like a leghorn. Does it have a single comb? It looks like an undeveloped single comb and no I do not think that bird is laying yet.
     
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have yourself a White Rock...pretty one too!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Can you tell what color the earlobes are? White are leghorns, red/brown are rocks.
    It's hard to tell from the pic, a nice profile shot would help. But I think a leghorn pullet would have a larger comb, they have huge combs overall. It also looks a little heavy to be a leghorn. But I agree, I don't think that particular bird is laying, the comb isn't very red/big.
     
  5. jhook1997

    jhook1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Earlobes are white
     
  6. jhook1997

    jhook1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:White Rock?
     
  7. jhook1997

    jhook1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's more photos of the two "Leghorns" 18 weeks old

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  8. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White Leghorn not old enough to lay yet.

    EDIT: HAHA you posted the new pics at the same time I change to White Rocks.
     
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  9. lovin'my12chicks

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    I have heard of golden comets laying at 16 weeks or so and the eggs are brown........maybe it's from one of them???????
     
  10. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Yah, those birds don't have a red (or big) enough comb to look like they are laying at all.. I'm guessing it's someone else?
     

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