Confused about a leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SarahoftheChick, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. SarahoftheChick

    SarahoftheChick In the Brooder

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    So all of my chickens are roughly the same age. One just layed their first egg yesterday. One of my white leghorns has a rather large comb and waddles compared to the other 2. We already had a rooster in the bunch and he crowed a month ago. I'm just curious how can I tell by the comb and waddle? The comb is twice as tall as the others and much more red. Wouldn't it be obvious? I will try to get a picture.
     
  2. SarahoftheChick

    SarahoftheChick In the Brooder

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    So here it is. It is acting all strange right now. Just sitting in the nest box. They usually just run from me but this one was just chilling in the nest box and even let me pet it a lot. I tried nudging it out of the box and it wouldn't really move.

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  3. Sunshine0235

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    Looks like a pullet starting to lay
     
  4. SarahoftheChick

    SarahoftheChick In the Brooder

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    oh, yay!! I was worried It was another rooster. This is by far the reddest comb of my flock and I just didn't want to believe I have another rooster. Do they just sit in the box like that if they are trying to lay?
     
  5. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Songster

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    Yup, i've seen them take anywhere from 15 mins to a hour, maybe even more when they are just learning to lay
     
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