Leghorn looks like rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jtdiehl, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. jtdiehl

    jtdiehl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I have a leghorn hen about 2 years old and she has spurs like a rooster! Her comb is large like a rooster...but she does lay eggs! Is this normal for this breed? Just curious about this. Very entertaining.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Lots and lots and lots of breeds have spurs on both sexes. The hens' are just slower growing.

    My Exchequer Leghorn could kill you, if you messed with her.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Especially with leghorns. The ladies have huge combs; many chicken breed hens have spurs, too.

    The only reason I didn't get freaked out by the size of my leghorn ladies' combs is the leghorn rooster has the biggest dang comb I have EVER seen on a chicken.
     
  4. jtdiehl

    jtdiehl Out Of The Brooder

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    It's funny... I never really thought about it, or had a problem with the spurs and comb until my friends began to question me. They wanted to make sure I wasn't confused, and that "She" wasn't a "He"... like I wouldn't know because she was LAYING EGGS! LOL!

    Thank you for the answers. [​IMG]
     

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