12-ish week old White Leghorn gender help.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrChicken204, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. MrChicken204

    MrChicken204 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was offered this Leghorn, along with an Orpington pullet, from a guy that had previously sold me two BLRW chicks that turned out to be roo's. I picked this one out of two others because the comb and wattles were less pronounced and more of a yellow/pink compared to the obvious red of the others. Do you think I could have a pullet?

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Do you know the approximate age?

    Whilst I'm far from an expert on leghorns, that bird looks a bit too bulky for that breed to me, at least. I'm sure the experts will be able to help further.
     
  3. king tail

    king tail Show Jumping Dreamer Premium Member

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    I think it is a cockerel. i raised 2 leghorn pullets a few years ago and yours looks to have more of a red comb and wattles than mine. im not sure thought.[​IMG]

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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's not a Leghorn. That's a White Orpington. Leghorns have bright yellow legs. And it's a cockerel.
     
  5. MrChicken204

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    Nice.... looks like I'm going to be done doing business with this guy for good. If it turns out I get a pullet, will it lay tan eggs like the other orpingtons?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Orpingtons tend to be a slow to develop breed. There is no chance that bird is female with a comb that red at only 12 weeks.
     
  7. MrChicken204

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    Well that's unfortunate. I did hear the guy mention he ends up with many cross bred chickens. Any possibility of it being a different breed than a white Orpington or leghorn cross?
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullets don't start to turn red in the comb till they are a few weeks from being ready to lay. At 12 weeks old, a pullet isn't anywhere near being mature enough to lay, regardless of parentage.
     
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