Huge comb and wattles

speedyfuzzball

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Apr 28, 2013
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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?
 

donrae

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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.
 

Kelsie2290

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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.
 

hope4rainbow

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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!
 

speedyfuzzball

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 28, 2013
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Long Island, NY
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!

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*
 

Veer67

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Jul 2, 2013
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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*

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
 
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