12 white leghorns from TS..all hens?

georgia531

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 29, 2011
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SW PA/OH
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


 

dinahmoe

Songster
10 Years
Sep 19, 2009
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central georgia
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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georgia531

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 29, 2011
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SW PA/OH
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.
 

cthrash1

Songster
11 Years
Apr 15, 2008
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Somerset, KY
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.
 

georgia531

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 29, 2011
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SW PA/OH
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...
 

reneeandshane

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 25, 2011
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Beaufort County, North Carolina
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.

I am learning this chicken thing but I'd say all girls too. Good luck.
 

georgia531

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 29, 2011
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SW PA/OH
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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