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Lohman whites hen or rooster?

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We got four hens and one rooster, two brown lohmans and two white. Now the whites are starting to look an awful lot like roosters. Hopefully someone who knows more than me can help me out :) The hen/roosters are around 16-17 weeks here

 

 

 

 

The one on the right we're pretty sure is a rooster, but the one on the left is starting to look more suspicous too...

Not a very good shot, but I added it cause it shows the butt of the white ones pretty good. Here's our nice brownish rooster as a comparison too :) He's so pretty

 

The comb looks awefully big for a hen.

 

So can you help me?

post #2 of 7

The whites are pullets. If you look up some pictures of white Leghorns you will see that even the pullets have large combs that usually flop over like yours.

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The white birds (which, by the way, are White Leghorns) are pullets. Both male and female leghorns develop large red combs, though the roosters combs are larger and redder. But the body shape, comb development, and feathering of your birds is 100% female.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, Champagne D'Argent and American Sable rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken/rabbit care, showing and showmanship!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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A huge weight has been lifted now. I was scared I'd get a big rooster fight on my hands and a re-home or eating situation.

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I'm just adding another vote for them both being pullets! White Leghorns (and leghorn hybrids) naturally get rather large combs that eventually flop over. Your birds look just like the White Leghorns that I've seen. And, judging by the size of the combs, I think you'll be getting lots of nice large white eggs within a month!

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Owner of about 20 chickens, some rabbits, and a cat.

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

 

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."

                     --Albus Dumbledore                     

 

 

 

"Live Long and Prosper"

--Spock

 

 

 

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post #6 of 7

Yep, the white birds are female.

Rachel BB

 

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Rachel BB

 

"At the cross You beckon me, You draw me gently to my knees and I am lost for words, so lost in love I am sweetly broken, wholly surrendered"

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post #7 of 7

16 weeks? I would expect eggs from those ladies within the next two weeks.

 

You should see my white Leghorns. Their combs are so big that they come down and cover one eye.

The chickens are sold! We sold off 150 roosters, hens, cockerels, and pullets and are down to 10 birds. Three ISA Brown, one Amberlink, one blue copper Marans, four black copper Marans and one blue Ameraucana rooster.
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The chickens are sold! We sold off 150 roosters, hens, cockerels, and pullets and are down to 10 birds. Three ISA Brown, one Amberlink, one blue copper Marans, four black copper Marans and one blue Ameraucana rooster.
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