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17 Week Old Leghorns, What Gender?

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I have these 2 leghorns. Both related and 17 weeks old.1 has a really large floppy comb and the other has a bit smaller but firmer and straight up comb. They both look like males to me but im just not sure because they both have 2 different types of combs. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
post #2 of 7

Both male and female Leghorns get pretty big combs. They both have same type of comb (single). Need a full body shot to be sure, but I don't see any male hackle feathers around their necks. I'm pretty sure they are both female and will be laying soon.

post #3 of 7

Agreed, a full body picture would be helpful. We have Brown Leghorn hens that have very large combs for their body size.

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Both male and female Leghorns get pretty big combs. They both have same type of comb (single). Need a full body shot to be sure, but I don't see any male hackle feathers around their necks. I'm pretty sure they are both female and will be laying soon.

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post #5 of 7
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Thanks for all your replies. I don't have any recent full body shots off the leghorns but I have one from about a month ago which still looks the same as they are now.

Edited by moali99 - 10/10/15 at 1:25pm
post #6 of 7

I'd guess hens  -   I don't see any hackle or saddle feathers on either  but the side view  was probably taken too early to show that.

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Could you get one of the tail?

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