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Rose Comb Brown Leghorns
2017 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
RCBC Males $2.31 $2.06 $2.02 $1.73 $1.62 $1.55
RCBP Females $3.49 $3.23 $3.14 $2.98 $2.85 $2.76
RCBS Straight Run $2.85 $2.60 $2.53 $2.31 $2.19 $2.11
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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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Questions & Answers
How likely are they to set?
Brown Leghorns are least likely to set.
You say that the birds "look out for themselves very well". What does that mean... are they extremely wary and can spot the most sly predators? Can they evade a fox? How about predator birds, like owls, can they evade them. All of these are problems that we face, and I love a bird that was really evasive.
They are very active and alert to their surroundings. They may not be able to escape from every preditor, but are more likely to compared to a less active breed. We also refer to them as "flighty" because they are not calm and spook easily.
when you order straight runs are there females included in the group
A straight run is a mix of males and females not seen by a sexer. It would depend on how many you ordered. The more you order of a breed the better chances of getting both males and females. If needing a specific number of males and females they should be ordered that way if are a breed that is sexed.
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