Huge comb and wattles

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speedyfuzzball, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. speedyfuzzball

    speedyfuzzball In the Brooder

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    I'm 99% sure Kari is a pullet (20 wks) but isn't this a LOT of comb and wattle for a girl??
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    Is she definitely a girl?
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    Yep, that's a hen there are no saddle feathers or any other features that would confirm a rooster. Some breeds just have bigger combs than others.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Yes, she's a hen. Yes, that's a lot of head ornamentation! I'm guessing she's a hatchery bird, and the hatchery probably had recently introduced some leghorn blood to boost production.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Pullet X 3, for 20 weeks she sure does have a lot of comb doesn't she, hopefully she'll be laying for you soon.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Yes, she's a pullet, and should be laying soon!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    X2!
     
  7. speedyfuzzball

    speedyfuzzball In the Brooder

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    Haha head ornamentation xD thanks everyone for the confirmation!
     
  8. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chirping

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    I was going to ask if she is part Leghorn! They're the ones I know for sure come in brown with a single comb that gets gigantic and is supposed to be floppy. She looks very pretty!
     
  9. speedyfuzzball

    speedyfuzzball In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I'll let her know she's getting compliments on the Internet haha hmm I'm don't know if she's part leghorn.. I got her from a place near me as a "rhode island red". I think he's gets them from a hatchery.. I don't think he breeds them *shrug*
     
  10. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    I would say that your hen is a production red, they are usually a mix between a Rhode Island Red and a New Hampshire Red though hatcheries do mix different breeds in as well. Most hatcheries call their Production Reds RIRs, true RIRs should be deep mahogany colored. Here's a link,
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/45432/production-red-chickens, http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Reds/BRKRIR.html
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013

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