My whiteleg horn rooster has a comb bigger than 80's hair! What gives

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Danigirl3, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Danigirl3

    Danigirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white leghorn rooster who is about 5 months old and his comb is enormous! I have never see one this big on a chicken. Does testosterone have anything to do with this. Like the more testosterone the bigger the comb? His spurs are just starting to get longer. Also I have noticed the past week or so he has been after the hens. Not sure exactly in what sense. I have seen him a few times him trying to "sit" on top of a few of them but have also noticed one of my brown leghorn pullets and white plymouth rock pullets has had a waddle that was a little bloody. Yesterday I saw him try to grab at one of my lavenvelder's waddle. Is this the equivalent of pulling pig tails in the school yard? We are in the process of building a bigger coop. I know their space right now is less than ideal so not sure if that has anything to do with it.
     
  2. centavo71

    centavo71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have a photo? A couple of my leghorn roosters have huge combs as well. Love your 'bigger than 80's hair' comment [​IMG] gonna have to remember that one!
     

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