Comb on white leghorn

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rosey516, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Rosey516

    Rosey516 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone please tell me if the comb is supposed to be floppy.. just doesn't look right.. the others aren't like that ..[​IMG]
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  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. Rosey516

    Rosey516 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG] She is the friendliest of all the chicks I love her..
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Floppy combs are a hallmark of Leghorn hens [​IMG]. The extra large comb is one of the things that help them tolerate higher temps than other breeds. Blood circulating through the comb let off excess heat and helps keep the bird cool.

    and they're neat looking!
     
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