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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by babychickfarmer, May 24, 2007.

  1. One of my 13 week old leghorn pullets have a larger comb then the other 4 and she/he also has a waddle showing already and it's bright red.....I compared this with the other 4 also and theres are only pink and little still. Could this mean it's a rooster???
     
  2. DementedHam

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    I think yes. If the others are also leghorns but don't have the same size comb or wattles most likely. Sorry, but look at the bright side.....chickies! [if they get broody. dang leghorns only have broody symptoms!]
     
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  3. Quote:what I am kinda confused...unless it's a leghorn...do females get that as leghorns???
     
  4. DementedHam

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    Only SOME. Some Leghorn hens have a large comb that folds, other hens have a comb that is not too visible. My leghorn's wattle folds. At first I thought "Oh no! :eek: Another R :eek: :eek: ster!" but after it laid an egg I went <whew!> [​IMG]
     
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  5. OOO I guess I don't mean the waddle. What is the thing that hangs under thier chin. Thats what I am talking about but thier omb is a bit longer too. but the thing underneath the chin is really red...just different from the rest totally. What do ya think?
     
  6. DementedHam

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    No...you were right. The thing on their head that is either pink or red is the comb, the things that I call "cheeks" [at times] that hang from their "chin" are their wattles.
     

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