Leghorn with no comb?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Teshurtz, Jun 16, 2019.

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  1. Teshurtz

    Teshurtz Hatching

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    I am new to raising chickens. 15 weeks ago we got 4 pullets of different breeds but I am confused by one in particular. It is supposed to be a leghorn but each of my other chicks started getting a comb several weeks ago but the leghorn has no comb that I can see. Is it some genetic defect? Or do the combs develop later than other breads? Is it a different bread that somehow got mixed up? Is it a rose comb that is just flatter than I am expecting? I sure hope it is not that my others are all cockerals and none should have combs at this point. Let me know what you think. Sorry for the poor lighting/flash in the picture. Also are the furry feathers on cheeks normal? 20190616_215643.jpg
     
  2. Habriel

    Habriel Chirping

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    That’s a white Americauna
     
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  3. Habriel

    Habriel Chirping

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    It’s beautiful
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    It's an Easter Egger pullet. Very nice!
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  5. Chickenlover720

    Chickenlover720 Songster

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    Definitely an Easter Egger pullet!
     
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  6. CSAchook

    CSAchook Crossing the Road

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    The fluffy cheek feathers are called muffs and only some breeds have them. Since she also has green legs and what looks like a pea comb, I agree with the others that she is an Easter Egger. Easter Eggers are bred from Ameraucanas or Araucanas so she will likely lay a blue or green egg (although that isn't guaranteed). She is certainly very beautiful!
     
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  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    She is a white Easter Egger pullet.

    Seems someone at the hatchery needs to pay better attention to their job.
     
  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Big hatcheries move an enormous number of chicks (thousands!) from boxes to shipping containers in a few hours; it must be madness! I've received the wrong birds a couple of times, and it's understandable. The hatcheries involved were very good about sending replacements or refunds, no problem.
    I'd be delighted to get another EE!
    Mary
     
  9. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Songster

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    Where are you located in this wide world? If you don't want this lovely pullet, and live anywhere near SE Missouri, say within an hour of the Poplar Bluff area, and would like someone to take her off your hands, I would be happy to accommodate you. Alternatively, if she lays a dozen or so fertile eggs of a pretty blue color and the rooster also has tufts on his head like hers, perhaps you might be persuaded to sell a couple dozen of her unwashed, unrefrigerated eggs. If so, please go to my profile page and start a conversation with me, perpaps we can work out some equitable terms. Thank you!
     
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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    In my experience, EEs tend to be better layers than at least some of the Ameraucanas, who can be bred for looks, not production.
    You scored!
    Mary
     
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