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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kklowell, Mar 31, 2018.
A few of my babies have sprouted a comb... this is the biggest one so far.
Cute! What breed?
I think the ones that are really growing them rapidly are white Leghorns, but the could be white Plymouth rocks. I had one leghorn in the first group of 6, and got two more and the white rocks 5 days later. The rocks are slightly bigger than the leghorns I got at the same time, so it's a bit hard to tell, but I do think the rocks have a more delicate head shape. My wife is afraid that we might have one or two boys in there, but I hope there's none and some of the girls are just getting a comb sooner than the others.
I raise Leghorns, and the white Leghorns scare me every year!
Their combs grow so much faster than everyone elses! (even much faster than the combs of the brown leghorns)
The white Leghorns also get pink on their face VERY EARLY, so that often I am sure they are male! To make it even more confusing, some sprout huge tails!
My point... do not panic until you see true rooster feathers... or they start to crow.
I am 90% certain at this point that the one with the biggest comb is the leghorn we got with the original 6 birds. That group will be with us 2 weeks come Monday, so I'd guess they are about 2.5 weeks old now.
I'm not panicking at all, if we get some roosters we'll either give them away or feast on them.
Here's a close up. I'm sure now that she is my oldest Leghorn, and her name is Leggy.
good looking leghorn! They are the best layers, you will be very pleased that you got them!
My daughter's family has six of them and they lay a lot and big. We only have three, but we have two sex-links and two Golden Comets, and five other birds, so I think we'll have plenty of eggs, don't you?
yep! Lots of eggs!
Alaskan, you obviously have lots of experience with this breed, so I have a question. It seems to me (so far) that if they could, it would be these three girls who formed a biker gang... they are the rowdy ones in the brooder. Is that to be expected from this breed?