White Star (hybrid leghorn)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Thomas Lamprogiorgos, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

    Thomas Lamprogiorgos Songster

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    Can someone explain to me what the rooster in the photo is.
    I can't understand even his comb type.
    The photo is from DOMINANT POULTRY.

    Is it a cross of white leghorn X white hamburg?
     

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  2. Welcome to BYC! :ya
    Glad you're here! ;)

    I am not a professional breeder and sadly cannot help you but the roo in the above photo is intriguing... I will be watching this thread in hopes to find out as well. :)
     
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  3. BantyChooks

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    Looks like a poor quality WL with a frostbit comb to me, but I could be wrong. Let me look it up.
     
  4. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    Looks like a normal leghorn roo with part of it's comb photoshopped off to make it look like another breed. You can see were they cut out part of the photo and if you look close enough at the front of the comb you'll see one of the points of the comb drooping down.
     
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  5. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    It is not the Italian Pure Leghorn.
    I have seen this roo in real life.
    He is the father of the commercial white leghorn females.
    All the White Stars are his daughters.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician

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  7. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    He's not a leghorn/ hamburg cross.
    If he was he would have a rose comb and wouldn't have yellow legs.
    What I'm confused about is why you would think he was a hamburg cross?
    Also why you don't know exactly what he is?
    If you've seen him personally, say he is the father to commercial leghorns, and "white stars" (never heard of them) are his daughters.
    How do you not know what he is if you know him?
    And where did the hamburg idea come from in a commercial leghorn strain?
    Very confusing post.
     
  8. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    I can't understand the type of his comb.
    He is the male of the paternal stock that creates the hybrid (commercial) white leghorn, often called white star.
     
  9. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    I'm on a phone so I can't blow the pic up enough to see if it looks photo shopped as the one member here stated.
    Idk why anyone would photo shop the pic but that is one possibility.
    Most likely it was either frost bitten off or dubbed off.
    It is just a single comb with the points removed.
    I have a couple leghorn roosters that have frost bitten combs that look just like that. I will take some pics later today and post them.
    To me he looks like a very far from standard bred leghorn. Terrible tail set among other things.
     
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  10. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    I insist on him being a white leghorn X white hamburg X sth white cross to make white star smaller than the pure italian leghorn and more strong in winter.

    Dubbed off maybe. Frost bitten yes.
     

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