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LWC (lil' white chicken) - California white? Roo? HEN!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChixPix, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. ChixPix

    ChixPix Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010

    Lil' white chicken came from my sister's house. Is it a California White? It's kinda small-ish.

    HOWEVER, check out that comb, it's getting really big really fast.. which makes me wonder, is LWC with a big attitude possibly a rooster? Oy-vey.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  2. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Sunny FL
    It looks like my white leghorn hen. Do you know how old she is?
  3. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    i think it is a roo but i am not sure
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    Hen, eggs soon!
  5. ChIck3n

    ChIck3n Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2010
    Texas A&M
    Pretty sure that is a hen. Could be a California White, but I am not sure how to differentiate them from White Leghorns (I think they may have some black spots in them, but I'm not sure). The should be similar, because the CW is a cross of a WL with something else (California Gray?). Where did your sister get her from? But either way, I don't see that turning into a rooster.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Pullet, about to lay. Leghorn or leghorn derived production bird.
  7. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Humboldt County, CA
    Hen! Some of my hens have surprisingly large combs, too. [​IMG]
  8. mikki717

    mikki717 My Drug of Choice- Chickens

    Dec 7, 2009
    Hesperia, CA
    I have three White Leghorn hens, One being a California if you go by the black spots. (About 8 or 10 total.) All of their combs are so large that it covers one eye. They are my "Emo" girls.
  9. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    I agree with pullet/hen
  10. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    My California White has at least twice that comb which stands straight up, and is most definitely a hen. She does have a few stray black feathers.

    I have a second one which I'm guessing is actually a Leghorn, as there are no black feathers, and the comb is very floppy.

    They are both small framed compared to my other chickens, but lay nice big white eggs.

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