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White rock or leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Leah567, May 15, 2017.

  1. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hello! someone told me she looks like a leghorn mix because of the slender body and tail. I ordered her as a white rock.. Any thoughts? She is 13 weeks DSC06180.JPG DSC06181.JPG DSC06182.JPG
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    She doesn't look like a mix. She could be either a Leghorn or a Plymouth Rock but since you ordered a Plymouth Rock I'm think that. Normally they aren't slim but hatcheries these days are messing up the 'norm' for breeds. What color are its earlobes?
     
  3. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Her earlobes are red. Could a hatchery make a mistake and she could be mixed?
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    Hatcheries have birds that are not up to type.
    judging by the comb, she is a white rock. Leghorns have a bigger floppy comb
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I believe white rocks have red earlobes.
     
  6. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Could she be a mix?
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    If she's from a hatchery than more than likely not a mix, sometimes hatchery quality means they don't have correct type.
     
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  8. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Oh ok:D Thank you!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree with Oldhenlikesdogs. White leghorns get big combs early.
     
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  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a white Rock. Hatcheries don't exactly breed towards the SOP. Their objective is to produce the maximum number of chicks possible. As a result hatchery birds often only vaguely resemble the breed.
     

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