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White X Light Brown

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tiki244, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I had my bantam leghorns running together and decided to hatch a few eggs. There was one of eac lt brown and white roos and 2 white hens and 3 white pullets. All were laying.

    I hatched 4 chicks and they were all white. Now at 2 weeks there are 3 that are getting some patches of light brown on them and one that has a bit of black on the wing. One is pure white and is smaller than the others. It kinda seems like the colored ones might be boys brecause they are all bigger. Could they be sexlinks?
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Just wondering if anybody around here today has any input? thanks
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns are dominant white. When crossed with colored birds, the chicks will be white with patches of color. It's not sexlinked, but their size could mean that they are roos.
     
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    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Thanks,,,hopefully they will get more color when they get older. Their kinda cute all patchy like that [​IMG]
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Leghorn like that. She's predominantly colored, but she's gotten whiter over the years. She's 9 and started off with just a few white feathers here and there... now her head, neck, tail, and half her wing and completely white. She's really pretty.
     

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