12 week old White Leghorns - Mr or Mrs?

Kayempea

In the Brooder
Jun 29, 2020
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Hi,

Our hatchlings are now almost 12 weeks old and very established in the flock. We have two white leghorns, hatched the same day. We’re pretty confident one is a Cockerel (Blue ring), but we’re unsure about his sibling.

They are both robust birds with a well established red comb and wattle, but Green is a much calmer, docile bird than Blue, unless being harassed by Blue when he/she will retaliate then run away! The major difference we’ve noticed is in their tail feathers - while both long and carried upright, Blue’s fan out and are a more tapered shape than Green’s.

Photo’s below, any help appreciated!
 

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Kayempea

In the Brooder
Jun 29, 2020
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Thanks folks, I thought as much! Curious how they are so different though, Mr. Blue (AKA Albus) is super confident, easy to handle, very assertive with the big older girls and always at the front of the queue at feeding time. The other is completely different, quite timid around the bigger hens and so laid back we find it asleep in some very random places! Our other chicks are maturing a little more slowly, but I suspect one of our Olive Eggers is also male. We will have to wait and see!
 

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