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Leghorn rooster or hen?? Help!

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I have five Leghorn pullets (hopefully) that are about 3 1/2 months old. Two are a bit bigger than the rest and are developing their combs and red cheeks. I'm worried that they might be roosters. Their combs stick straight up. Do the hens flop over from the start? Or do they grow up then flop over later? I'm worried because I live in town and roosters present a noise problem and I would have to find homes for them if they are roosters.  sad

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I have 3 mo old leghorns .Hens do not have big combs .Giving us pictures will be better.

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Some leghorn hens have very large combs, but they should be folded over. Pics would help.

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Girls: 1 BO, 1 RIR, 1BR. The Unknown: 2 fresh bantams. 1 Aussie, 1 Chihuahua, 1 bulldog/pit/curr, 1 kitty. 1 Boy & 1 Girl of the human variety..Married to my High School Sweetheart..Photographer..Nursing Student 

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I think we have decided they are hens with big combs that will fold towards the back and we just have to wait and see.  They all have similar tail feathers that stick straight up also. Thanks for the input. This link was helpful.
http://www.cacklehatchery.com/whtleghornpage.html

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i have leghorns with realy red combs and waddles and i have em with pink ones they are all the same age just some mature faster but the weird thing is they are 23 weeks and the one with the pink comb and waddles squatted first

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The silence that guards the tomb does not reveal God's secret in the obscurity of the coffin, and the rustling of the branches whose roots suck the body's elements do not tell the mysteries of the grave, by the agonized sighs of my heart announce to the living the drama which love, beauty, and death have performed.
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In the past, my white leghorn girls had large red combs and wattles.  The combs didn't fall over until they were ready to lay.


Edited by horsejody - 6/23/09 at 10:08am
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In every fat person there may be a skinny one screaming to get out, but in every skinny person there is a fat one screaming to be fed!
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Long time getting back... they were all hens! I put a comfy chair in the yard and waited for one of the quasi hen/roosters to go in the coop and then shut the door. When "it" came out, walah! There was an egg inside! All hens. Yaye!!

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