two pullets the same age looking very different

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kiwiheather, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Kiwiheather

    Kiwiheather Chirping

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    Here are some (not great) pics of what I think are exchequer leghorns. They are both about 18 weeks old but Lucy has developed a large floppy comb and ethel, still very small. They are from mcmurrarys "rainbow layer" assortment and I have had them since they were a day old. Do they mature at different speeds or do I have a roo on my hands? [​IMG] Any help is appreciated!
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  2. ChickenAndMore

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    I think it is a hen. The hens usually have large floppy combs like that.
     
  3. K Spot

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The pics don't enlarge when I click them, so I really can't see much, they're way too small. But, from what I can tell, they're both hens. Chickens mature at different rates just like humans. Walk down the hall of any middle school and look at the girls and you'll see what I mean.
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    They are Exchequer Leghorns, Leghorn hens do tend to get large and floppy combs so I would say hens. Closer pictures could help as well.
     
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  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

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    Agreed. They're both pullets, but you'll have to wait for eggs from the smaller-combed bird. The bird with the large comb will lay any day now.
     
  7. Kiwiheather

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    thanks so much..that's what I was hoping but they look SO different, it made me nervous!
     
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