brown leghorns?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lux_interior, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

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    I have a brown leghorn... 2 weeks old, bought as a pullet.... but it has a pretty darn big comb compared to any of the other chicks I have raised...but because leghorns have a different kind of comb than any of my other chickens, I don't know if it is a roo, or if that's just what the combs on brown leghorn pullets look like at 2 weeks???

    So, someone who knows more than me about brown leghorns, or soft floppy combs.. let me know, is this a rooster?

    by the way, this chicken was very camera shy...
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  2. ve

    ve Songster

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  3. RubberChickenLubber

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    I wanna think boy, but again Leghorn pullets have really big combs too. So if it is a pullet, she will have a larger comb than the other breeds of pullets.
     
  4. ve

    ve Songster

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    It is not only the comb.Look at black chest feathers.Hen will grow light chest
     
  5. lux_interior

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    does anyone have pics of a brown leghorn, pullet or roo, around this age? 2 to 3 weeks??
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    It's a roo - legorn pullets do not have combs like that at only 2 weeks of age.
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    I don't have any pictures but I have several in brooders. That's a cockerel. Once Brown Leghorns start to feather it's easy to distinguish between males & females. The colours are very different.
    The comb size is also telling. Even though Leghorn females do have large combs at maturity one would not have a comb that large at that age.
     

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