brown leghorns?!

lux_interior

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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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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.
 

NYREDS

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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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