Is Penelope a She (please) or a HE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by montana girl, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. montana girl

    montana girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no experience with white leghorns. I got Penelope from the feedstore. She is always the one that hops up and out of the brooder, causes trouble, and is VERY forward in getting treats from my hand...ouches. They are all 7 1/2 weeks old.

    In doing some research, leghorn hens can have quite big red combs too?

    Compared to my red cochin and gold sexlink, her comb is huge! So what do you think?

    [​IMG] This is Penelope

    [​IMG]and penelope again

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    It looks like a roo to me.
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    that's not a penelope, that's a parson. sorry.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like a she to me... or a very very very very very very very very... VERY slow devloping roo. All the roo's of the white leghorn variety I had, developed bright thick pink red combs by 5 weeks.
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    looks like a pullet because she has no waddle. but i'm no expert.
     
  6. montana girl

    montana girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm it makes me feel better that your roo's had bright red combs by five weeks.

    I live in town and the ordinance is.. no rooooos!
     
  7. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I have a white leghorn pullet and mine looks just like that. I really think it is a SHE! Just to be clarified though I am no expert on this.
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    It is a Pullet.
     
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I agree, I think she. [​IMG]
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry! By the size and color of that comb, I would say "HE". [​IMG]

    Well, maybe not! No wattles there! Probably a "SHE"!
     
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