White Leghorn - Snow White or Prince Charming?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JustDawn, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snow (hopefully) is 3 weeks old. She was sold to me as a pullet. Here are her latest pictures

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    "She" is VERY friendly. Wants to sit in my hand. "She" loves to follow me around the house and explore. What concerns me is the size of her comb for this age.

    Thanks
    DAWN
     
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  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Wait and see. ALL Of my leghorns had huge (yellow!) combs very early and several here told me they were roos. If they turn big and red soon, that'll be for sure, but my leghorns stayed BIG and yellow and are just now turning red at 17 weeks. All hens. I think you need to wait longer on yours. [​IMG]

    Here is one of my leghorns at three weeks:

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  3. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 weeks those are pullets [​IMG] leghorns are pretty easy to sex young the boys get huge combs bright red young.We can start pulling out the roos by a week old and by 3 weeks there is seldom a late bloomer in there.
    We have around 80 leghorns here they are awesome layers
     
  4. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK GREAT! That means She's Snow White!!!
     
  5. jaimie44

    jaimie44 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is interesting! I bought 5 hens and one rooster from Cackle. They are about 18 weeks old. The roo was easy to spot weeks ago. BUT in the last couple weeks one of the "hens" has developed a good size comb! Its not as big or as red as the roos. What do u think?

    Foghorn, no doubt a roo.
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    Leghorn in question...
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    For comparison, heres 3 of the girls, the one in question and Foghorn is in the back looking in the door.
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  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    "She" is a hen, she will lay your first egg !
     
  7. jaimie44

    jaimie44 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thats great news! So she is just maturing faster I assume. Thank you for letting me know!
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Yah, I'm pretty sure that's a pullet. Mine aren't that big at the same age, but I have three with red combs coming in and one that hasn't even started yet! [​IMG] Leghorns get huge combs, even the ladies, a fact I never bothered to research for my cold climate so now I guess I have to vaseline them when the weather gets cold. [​IMG]
     
  9. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Yes, my girls had some bigish (for chicks) yellow combs too. A few got pink at the base but not red.

    This is my first layer, she started laying at 16.5 weeks. Her comb started getting red around week 15? It's huge.

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  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Snow White. [​IMG]
     

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