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Cream Legbar - Roo or Hen?

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Although Cream Legbar are a sex linked breed and you should be able to tell them apart when they hatch, when my Cream Legbars hatched most of them had ambiguous markings. They are 3 weeks old now. Any ideas how many roos and hens? 2 pics are of them at 3 weeks. One is from when they were one day old.

 

3 weeks

 

Cream legbar 3 weeks, hatch 052413

 

Cream legbar 3 weeks, hatch 052413

 

 

1 Day

 

Cream legbar 1 day, hatch 052413


Edited by nittanyxi - 6/14/13 at 5:43am
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For better accuracy, you need to take a close up picture of each ones comb but make sure you include their whole faces
Edited by A Chicken Owner - 6/13/13 at 8:56pm
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Aren't they sexable at hatch?

post #4 of 7
Yes but you actually need to physically have the chick in your hand and vent sex it. Wing sexing is an option but wing sexing is harder than vent sexing.
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Im sure cream legbars are sex linked but now the feathers have come in might be too hard to tell. Maybe beter individual pictures would help.

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Although Cream Legbar are a sex linked breed and you should be able to tell them apart when they hatch, when my Cream Legbars hatched most of them had ambiguous markings. They are 3 weeks old now. Any ideas how many roos and hens? 2 pics are of them at 3 weeks. One is from when they were one day old.

 

3 weeks

 

Cream legbar 3 weeks, hatch 052413

 

Cream legbar 3 weeks, hatch 052413

 

 

1 Day

 

Cream legbar 1 day, hatch 052413

At the day 1 chicks, the girls are the Darker Striped ones and the smother colored ones are males, so you have 4 girls and your second pic shows you have 3 boys

post #7 of 7

Cream Legbars are auto-sexing. They should be relatively easy to identify at hatch but you need to know what to look for. Females are chipmunk striped (with dark eyeliner and sometime carry a very small headspot and their body stripes should be clearly defined. The males should have a blurred body strip, sometimes this is very blurry but also may have a darker center stripe area and their head spot is larger and more uneven. Ambiguous auto-sexable chicks should not be bred forward as this just will weaken more of this ability. I think you have 3 girls for sure.  The pics of the boys are not consistent  but I think you may have 4 boys but on my laptop they seem to have red smudges on their feathers which does not fit with their age so it's a bit odd looking. 

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