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Lohman whites hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Vildiur, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Vildiur

    Vildiur New Egg

    Sep 19, 2013
    We got four hens and one rooster, two brown lohmans and two white. Now the whites are starting to look an awful lot like roosters. Hopefully someone who knows more than me can help me out :) The hen/roosters are around 16-17 weeks here


    The one on the right we're pretty sure is a rooster, but the one on the left is starting to look more suspicous too...
    Not a very good shot, but I added it cause it shows the butt of the white ones pretty good. Here's our nice brownish rooster as a comparison too :) He's so pretty

    The comb looks awefully big for a hen.

    So can you help me?
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    The whites are pullets. If you look up some pictures of white Leghorns you will see that even the pullets have large combs that usually flop over like yours.
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    The white birds (which, by the way, are White Leghorns) are pullets. Both male and female leghorns develop large red combs, though the roosters combs are larger and redder. But the body shape, comb development, and feathering of your birds is 100% female.
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  4. Vildiur

    Vildiur New Egg

    Sep 19, 2013
    A huge weight has been lifted now. I was scared I'd get a big rooster fight on my hands and a re-home or eating situation.
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm just adding another vote for them both being pullets! White Leghorns (and leghorn hybrids) naturally get rather large combs that eventually flop over. Your birds look just like the White Leghorns that I've seen. And, judging by the size of the combs, I think you'll be getting lots of nice large white eggs within a month!
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Yep, the white birds are female.
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    16 weeks? I would expect eggs from those ladies within the next two weeks.

    You should see my white Leghorns. Their combs are so big that they come down and cover one eye.

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