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1 week old and you can already tell the sex???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cluckcluckluke, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    This is my White Leghorn chick and he's only 6 days old and you can already see a comb, is this possible or do all chicks have a bright yellow comb like his- my 8 week SLW chicks dont have combs yet at all.
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    You can see the yellow comb quite distinctively.
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    These are my two 8 week old SLW's with no combs at all.
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  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Leghorns have HUGE combs, so they develop early. Your clue will be red wattles and red comb at 6 weeks.
     
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Oh so so what i though was a HE could be a SHE. I already have 2 laying White Leghorns at the moment and they are great.
     
  4. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    it's to young to tell gender but over all leghorns get big combs early on including the pullets
     
  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Oh O.K, i hope its a pullet.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Also keep in mind straight combs are always apparent earlier than rose combs.
     
  8. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Oh so should my SLW be rose combed???
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The slws in the pics I can see are rose combed. It starts as basically that flat spot until they start maturing. A straight combed bird will show little bumps or teeth way earlier, like the chick you posted.
     
  10. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Oh marvelous that's a lovely unexpected surprise i love the rose comb.
     

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