leghorn combs: when do they flop over?

Amastacia

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May 9, 2013
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i have 5 leghorn hens, 3 white and 2 brown, that are all about a year and a half. none of their combs are flopping over like they are supposed to. shouldn't they by this age? they've been laying for over a year now. or is it more likely that they just won't, probably do to being hatchery birds of low quality breeding?

thanks.
 

Wyandottes7

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Jul 24, 2013
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Not all Leghorn combs will flop over. Some combs never get large enough to flop over. A show-quality bird should have a lopped comb, but since your birds are from a hatchery, they aren't specifically bred for it.
 

Amastacia

Songster
6 Years
May 9, 2013
342
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SW Michigan
Not all Leghorn combs will flop over. Some combs never get large enough to flop over. A show-quality bird should have a lopped comb, but since your birds are from a hatchery, they aren't specifically bred for it.
that is what i suspected. too bad, i think leghorns are cute with the floppy combs.
 

Manningjw

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Oct 5, 2011
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that is what i suspected. too bad, i think leghorns are cute with the floppy combs.
I am not a big fan of the flopped over comb myself - my white leghorn has it, but the other 3 I left with my parents in their coop do not. The only difference I can come up with is mine ate a bit higher protein feed - they mix in cracked corn and other treats more than I do.
 

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