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White Plymouth Rock or Leghorn or something else??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heby, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. heby

    heby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has white legs, almost like albino. His beak is also very pale with white earlobes I believe. He even has white right above his wattles on the sides. Almos looks bleached. He's pretty tall and stocky. I have to downsize on some roos so I want to make sure I advertise him correct.

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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Looks like a Leghorn.
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I've never seen a White Leghorn with white legs....maybe a White Dorking? Not sure of their leg color. Definitely not a White Rock.
     
  4. heby

    heby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used to joke that he was albino cause his legs were so white and so was his beak.
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Do RIWs have white legs? Not sure as I've never seen one.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be a hatchery-quality White Leghorn; some of those have improper white legs.
     
  7. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A coyple of months ago, I was informed by someone here that Leghorns with the silver gene have(and are supposed to have) white legs. :shrug: I havent seen anyone say that since, though!

    This cockerel's comb is about half the size of our girls' combs and doesnt have the long, draping tail that Leghorn guys that I have seen do?
     
  8. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

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    Borrowed from the Feathersite.com site because it's the only one I could find that shows a White Dorking rooster. They are a stocky bird....but a leghorn cockerel isn't by any stretch of the imagination and leghorns also have a longer wattle than your boy.
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think he's likely a mix. Are those some black/dark feathers I see on him? Don't you have hens of the same color? I'd guess one Leghorn parent, and the dominant white cancelled out whatever other color you would have seen from the other parent. Seems I read somewhere white legs are dominant--I'm not positive on that so don't quote me--- if so the other parent could have been an Orpington or a Sussex, something white skinned.
     
  10. heby

    heby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got him as a colored chick for Easter so im not sure about parents. Theres no dark coloring in him. All white. It may b some dirt on him in the pic.
     

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