He's really a she!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gypsy07, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I have two young Leghorns. I thought they were a boy and a girl, as one has had a bigger and redder comb and wattles ever since they were a couple of months old. But this week, 'he' started laying! Woohoo! I'm getting these really cute little white eggs from her now. I suppose the other one won't be far behind. I was so sure she was a roo but I guess I was just dummied by those huge funny Leghorn combs. I should have realised they would get bigger combs than I've been used to with all my other chicks. Silly me...
  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I have a Wyandotte hen who has a rooster-size comb, complete with the "bicycle-helmet" swoop at the rear, and very long wattles. But she's all girl, laying a perfect egg every day. Can't always go by appearances.

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