Please help with my Leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by houdinimyhoudan, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. houdinimyhoudan

    houdinimyhoudan Just Hatched

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    Hello , I am new to this. I have several different breeds of chickens and all of them were pretty easy to spot which were the hens. Having all the common traits... Then come my leghorns, whom are a whole different story. I was only able to get a picture of one of them. But the other one has a larger comb that was flopping over. Some days they behave as if they are hens and go into the croatching position. But they are also very dominant. They are at 20 weeks and haven't layed an egg yet. And the floppy comb one is getting quite vocal. ( you can hear it from the house but it's to quite a crow)... Any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. PhoenixFan

    PhoenixFan Out Of The Brooder

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    Leghorns are noisy and chatty by nature. Since they haven't laid yet, they probably will in the near future. Combs redden before the first egg is laid. The flopped over comb is a characteristic of the breed, so it's completely normal. I hope I could help! [​IMG]
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Brown Leghorns can be sexed by coloring. Males look much different than the females. You have a pullet.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    good to know
     
  5. houdinimyhoudan

    houdinimyhoudan Just Hatched

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    Thank you!!! Good info
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a pullet, and if she's not laying now, it looks like literally any day.

    Leghorn roosters have different coloring than the females. Think the Kellogg's rooster, that's what they look like.
     
  7. houdinimyhoudan

    houdinimyhoudan Just Hatched

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    Oh and one of them did not even 12 hours after writing this post one of them laid the most perfect little mini egg! [​IMG] Now is she going to be sporadic with her laying For awhile? Or can I expect her to be pretty regular right off the get go?
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    No telling. Could be regular as clock work, or not.
     

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