White Leghorn Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nuclear Chickens, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Nuclear Chickens

    Nuclear Chickens Bird Mechanic

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    I have three 18 week old white leghorns. I ordered all as hens from MPC.com. They all looked the same until just recently. Their combs and waddles have changed. I have heard it my be a sign they are getting ready to start laying. But I am also wondering if I have a Roo, maybe two. Their combs and waddles were small and pale until last week. I have one with a large comb and bright waddles. One with medium comb and waddles. And one pale and small waddles. Are they maturing in stages or do i have a Roo? Sorry about Pic quality but best cell camera could do. None of them have crowed yet. But my Big Buff Orphington sure has.

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    Botton Pic is one I suspect is Roo. But these are the first Leghorns I've had.
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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Pullet.

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  3. FarmerJohn3285

    FarmerJohn3285 County Line Farms

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    X2. My WL hen has pronounce, dark red comb and wattles. You'd know if you had a rooster or not without a doubt. [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Pullet indeed. At 18 weeks it is getting a bigger comb because it is almost ready to lay eggs. . . Also, Leghorn hens have HUGE, often floppy combs.
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets. White Leghorns get HUGE floppy combs. You'll be getting white eggs soon!!!
     
  7. Nuclear Chickens

    Nuclear Chickens Bird Mechanic

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    Thanks for the replys. I already have one Rooster that I've gotten attached to and didn't want to have to choose between them.
     
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet
     
  10. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    pullets! Look at mine and compare them. Pretty soon their combs will flop over. They lay brilliant white eggs!

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