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You are Here: Home -> Baby Chicks -> Standard Breed Chicks -> White Egg Layers/Light Breeds -> Rose Comb Brown Leghorns

Rose Comb Brown Leghorns
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
RCBC Males $2.16 $1.91 $1.87 $1.63 $1.52 $1.45 Sold Out
RCBP Females $3.27 $3.02 $2.93 $2.82 $2.69 $2.61 Sold Out
RCBS Straight Run $2.87 $2.62 $2.56 $2.49 $2.42 $2.25 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Mediterranean
Egg Color: white
Egg Size: medium
Egg Production: excellent
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: best
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: poor
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: best
Skin Color: yellow
Comb Type: rose
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: medium
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 6 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 4.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: recovering
These have exactly the same plumage color as the S.C. variety, but instead of the straight blade single combs they have rose combs, which are low, solid, thick, and covered with small rounded points. An advantage of the rose comb in cold climates is that it is less likely to suffer frostbite. The dark color and quick actions of both R.C. and S.C. varieties make for a good range bird where there is danger of predators. They are real hustlers, range far, and look out for themselves very well. Baby chicks are just like the S.C.'s except the tiny, flat rose combs show the difference.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
These chickens were amazing. I love the rooster the most because of the colors they have on them. And the hens lay all day and give me plenty of eggs
These are some of our best layers. We love the pullets, but the roosters we got were very aggresive. They were gorgeous, but our children (age 9 and under) were afraid to go outside with him free-ranging.
I ordered nine Pearl Leghorn pullets this summer and decided on a whim to add one Rosebomb Brown Leghorn Cockerel to the order. Not only did McMurray send me two cockerels for the price of one, they happen to be the biggest, most impressive birds that I have ever seen anywhere! These two boys have been "practising their crows" and will crow for me when I call out my dog's name, "Priscilla"! They are SO DOCILE that I can bring them inside and watch TV with them. They seem to "pose" for the camera, too. Out of the 50 exotic chickens I've gotten from McMurray, they are the most striking. They've already grown their green tails, orange neck feathers, long red feathers over their back, and shiny purple-ish black chest feathers. They are bigger than beach balls already! This picture is of one of our boys when he was two and a half months old.
I bought these chickens a while back, and they are the best layers we have. Thank you.
I ordered a few Brown Leghorns last year and they are the best layers I've seen in my whole flock. Thanks for the great birds.