12 white leghorns from TS..all hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by georgia531, May 24, 2011.

  1. georgia531

    georgia531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everybody, I bought 12 white leghorn chicks from Tractor Supply 6 weeks ago. From what I read on here, I should be able to tell by now which are hens and which are roos. The thing is, they all look exactly the same!! I know I have mostly hens, their tail feathers go straight up... but I was hoping for at least one rooster...Not one of them has a pink/reddish comb... Is it possible that they could ALL be hens? or maybe they aren't leghorns? Here is a picture that shows what they look like in case they arent leghorns at all.. they arent very big. They were born around April 11... thanks [​IMG]

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  2. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like all Pullets. A roo would really stick out at that age.
     
  3. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    where are you located?i have one white leghorn cockeral you can have.he is about 5 weeks old.i wanted a pullet.lol
     
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  4. georgia531

    georgia531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi dinahmoe, I am in southwestern PA....I would gladly trade you... i never dreamed I would end up with 12 hens, bought straight run... I also bought 50 barred rocks, and bought them sexed (hens) Now I am hoping they made a mistake on one... Im pretty sure I have a roo... he is alot lighter and his comb is bigger and turning pink... they are only 4 weeks old... the leghorns I stare at daily searching for a pink comb, but no luck so far.
     
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at your receipt... They were probably sold as pullets to you. Ours gets a bunch of pullets in one bin and straight run in the other to offer.
     
  6. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 6 white leghorn pullets at TSC and they look just like that:)
     
  7. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 38 white leghorns at tractor supply and they all look like that and I am in North Central PA
     
  8. georgia531

    georgia531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they were definately sold as strait run... i couldnt be happier... just wish there was ONE roo...anybody have one to trade? i live 50 or so miles from Pittsburgh...[​IMG]
     
  9. reneeandshane

    reneeandshane Out Of The Brooder

    Well...I bought 3 whites(what I thought were Leghorns) and they don't look like yours. I think they gave me some breed of giant meat bird. [​IMG]
    I am learning this chicken thing but I'd say all girls too. Good luck.
     
  10. georgia531

    georgia531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking on Craiglist, and found someone giving away 2 young roosters that are half white leghorn and half amberlink... not sure if I should get them or hold out for a pure leghorn... leaning towards keeping it pure.. any thoughts on this?? thank you for your replys.
     

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