Comb on my Hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wvchickenhouse, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. wvchickenhouse

    wvchickenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it normal for a leghorn hen to have a comb that folds over? We call her "Donnie" because she reminds us of Donald Trump! Is this normal?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Leghorns seem to have massive combs, even the hens. I think I have seen pics of leghorn hens with the flopped over comb.
     
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    It is very normal.
     
  4. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never seen a leghorn that did not flop over...
     
  5. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quite normal indeed. In fact, I think Leghorns aren't the only breed that has hens with floppy combs. However, I wouldn't call it normal if a Leghorn rooster had a floppy comb--never seen or heard of that before.
     
  6. inputoutput

    inputoutput Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes! Mine has a very floppy comb. Leghorn ladies have bright red combs and slide-flaps. Leghorn roos usually have a huge mohawk of a comb. I love them.
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not only normal it's desirable.
     
  8. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn Shoshana has a big ol' floppy comb. A neighbor asked if "that one" crowed a lot. I laughed when I told her that the big white eggs come form "that one"! [​IMG]
     

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