White Rock or White Leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by farmchick897, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some 1 month old chicks, I got a rainbow assortment from the hatchery, that are all white. How do I tell if they are White Rocks or White Leghorns?? Thanks!!
     
  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you will have to wait until they get a bit bigger. The leghorns will have a small, thin body type, and the rocks will be chunky and round. The leghorns will lay white eggs, the rocks will lay light brown (and probably not quite as many). And the leghorns will have big, floppy combs.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Leghorns will have white ears, Rocks will have red ears.

    ?"Rainbow Assortment"??? Don't they promise at least 5 different breeds?

    You could have RIW, WR, PW Leghorn, Delaware, White Ameraucanas, White Wyandottes, White orps,
     
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Whoa - - I am feeling blinded by the WHITE (light) ! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh yeah - that too.

    Post some pictures in a few weeks and the chicken folks here will help you figure out what you've got.
     
  6. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Whoa - - I am feeling blinded by the WHITE (light) ! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Don't go to the light, Math Ace, don't go......
     
  7. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't mean I have all whites (oops) I have about 8-9 out of 50. I will definately have to post pics and let you all help me know what I got!![​IMG]
    I ordered from Meyer hatchery and looked at all the white layers they sell and only found the White Rock and Leghorn. I know those white ones dont seem cold hardy as they are always under the heat lamp and the others are out. I will look at ears though when I warm up and brave the cold again [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     

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