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This is Brownie, our new baby Brown Leghorn. I happen to think Brownie is possibly the cutest baby chicken on the planet. She's from a local feed store, and I believe she came from McMurray Hatchery. You can see by my choice of pronouns that I'm an optimist. Anybody see anything yet that would tip the scales in favor of Brownie being one gender or the other?[IMG][IMG]
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Too early to tell...nothing indicates roo at this point. The comb will take off and get big and red, often by 4 to 6 weeks for roo's of this breed.

 

Wait a few more weeks and re-post.

Lady of McCamley

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Rosie, bantam Cochin, and new Vivi a buff silkie. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Rosie, bantam Cochin, and new Vivi a buff silkie. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
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This is Brownie, our new baby Brown Leghorn. I happen to think Brownie is possibly the cutest baby chicken on the planet. She's from a local feed store, and I believe she came from McMurray Hatchery. You can see by my choice of pronouns that I'm an optimist. Anybody see anything yet that would tip the scales in favor of Brownie being one gender or the other?[IMG][IMG]

 

From what I found out on the net so far, your Brownie seems to be a pullet, as it has the very distinct darker markings (bold dark colors on back up to triangle on head) and the defined dark eye stripe from the corner of its eyes to the ears. Males supposed to be very light colored and have neither the triangle on their head or such a defined eye stripe. At least as far as I found so far...

~*~Sammie~*~

 

Breeding pheasants (Lady Amherst, Alaskan Snow, Red Goldens, Ringnecks) and ducks (Rouens, Pekins, Khaki Campbell, Saxony, Ancona and Golden Cascades) in beautiful rural WI joined by 6 chickens (2 RSL, 1 white leghorn, 1 BO and 1 BA and 1 EE rooster) besides our 3+1 dogs.

Feel free to visit my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/happybirdsranch for more pics and recent updates!

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~*~Sammie~*~

 

Breeding pheasants (Lady Amherst, Alaskan Snow, Red Goldens, Ringnecks) and ducks (Rouens, Pekins, Khaki Campbell, Saxony, Ancona and Golden Cascades) in beautiful rural WI joined by 6 chickens (2 RSL, 1 white leghorn, 1 BO and 1 BA and 1 EE rooster) besides our 3+1 dogs.

Feel free to visit my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/happybirdsranch for more pics and recent updates!

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From what I found out on the net so far, your Brownie seems to be a pullet, as it has the very distinct darker markings (bold dark colors on back up to triangle on head) and the defined dark eye stripe from the corner of its eyes to the ears. Males supposed to be very light colored and have neither the triangle on their head or such a defined eye stripe. At least as far as I found so far...

That is true with the autosexing breed Welsummer but not with Brown Leghorns...males and females look alike as chicks.

Lady of McCamley
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Rosie, bantam Cochin, and new Vivi a buff silkie. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Rosie, bantam Cochin, and new Vivi a buff silkie. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
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What did your baby end up being? I currently have a 2 weeks old brown leghorn who is suppose to be female, but looks a lot different from yours posted here. 

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Too early to tell...nothing indicates roo at this point. The comb will take off and get big and red, often by 4 to 6 weeks for roo's of this breed.

 

Wait a few more weeks and re-post.

Lady of McCamley

 

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That is true with the autosexing breed Welsummer but not with Brown Leghorns...males and females look alike as chicks.

Lady of McCamley

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Ya to early to tell but if I had to take a guess. This is just a guess from my baby chick experience. You have a pullet on your hands.
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