Hens or Roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ArcticMermaid, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. ArcticMermaid

    ArcticMermaid Out Of The Brooder

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    I just added 6 white leghorns to my flock. I was told all were hens. Three have large floppy combs and one has small pea comb. These 2 have large combs but they do not flop. Are they they roos.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    We would need photos of all the birds. Leghorns are a common source of panic in regards to gender as hens do have surprisingly large combs
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The birds pictured look like pullets to me.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Sorry - was not seeing photos before when I replied - was on my phone and don't always have the best luck using the site that way. Now that I can see the pics you posted I agree with @BantamLover21 the birds shown look like lovely WL hens. WL of both genders can have combs that flop or combs that dont. I would be curious to see a photo of the pea combed bird, though, as that is outside the norm for WL and it may be that you have a different breed on your hands (or just an anomoly)
     
  5. ArcticMermaid

    ArcticMermaid Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some more pics I know 2 are hens because I saw and heard them laying eggs today

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  6. ArcticMermaid

    ArcticMermaid Out Of The Brooder

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    the one with a pea comb is one that laid an egg today when I was watching I didn't realize she ducked down out of the frame as I took the picture
     
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  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    All lovely ladies in the photos you have added as well.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All female. There are no traces of male feathering on them at all.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. :eek:)
     

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