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Brown Leghorn - sexing at 5 weeks

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Hi all,

 

I've attached a pic of two of my 8 Brown Leghorn chicks.  It's my first hatch with this breed but there are definite differences.  Four chicks look like the top one which I assume is a cockerel and four are like the bottom chick, which I think are pullets.  I'm not an expert so I might be wrong of course!  Is it safe at 5 weeks to cull the roosters based on what I'm seeing now or wait a few weeks?  Is it likely any of my suspect pullets with their smaller combs and lighter breast and neck feathers will turn out to be boys? 

 

Kind regards

 

 

Rich

 

 

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Yep! Top is male and bottom is female. They should be pretty easy to sex at that age. Males with black breast and red comb females with brown breast and small yellow comb.
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2 dogs, 6 cats, 40 chickens (australorps, wyandottes, and easter eggers), lots of tropical fish, and a toddler. 
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Yep! Top is male and bottom is female. They should be pretty easy to sex at that age. Males with black breast and red comb females with brown breast and small yellow comb.
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzHpYyB_F3U

Currently 30 guineas & 49 chickens. Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, Easter Egger, Dark Cornish, Brown Leghorn, & American Gamefowl.

Raising 100% Grass-Fed Black Angus beef in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. No grain, GMOs, antibiotics, or hormones. Lots of green grass and sunshine, the way beef is supposed to be raised.

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