If I am gathering information right, I will know when my leghorns are ready to lay by watching their combs? Mable's is bigger than Gloria's and bright red like the Precious Boy's (our roo). It's not really big, a lot smaller than a roosters, but bright red. Not flipped over. And she is smaller than Gloria. Now Gloria's comb is small like a mini mohawk spike, and pink. Precious Boy has seemed to taken more of a liking to Mable, though she is the smaller of the two hens. (He still chases off Gloria about 80-85% of the time. Mable about 10% of the time now.) I have had a feeling since day one she may be our first egg layer. Would I be wrong in this assumption? As I have said before, they hatched around June 12th. Gloria is the white leghorn, and Mable is the light brown leghorn.