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16_17 week Leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bigleghorn, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. bigleghorn

    bigleghorn In the Brooder

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    I have a 16-17 week leghorn, it is really agressive, pecking at my production red pullets, but not bullying the other leghorn pullets. The leghorn is not the biggest chicken and it comb is not the biggest, but sits up stright while the other leghorns of the same comb leans to the side of her face. Just today i saw the leghorn hump a production red and bit another constantly. It has not layed an egg yet, but only two chickens did yet. Is this a hen like i thought or a rooster. Sorry about the bad picture.

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  2. My leghorn cockerels had combs and wattles bigger than that at 9-10 weeks and all 6 were crowing by 10 weeks. I would say that is a pullet, but it is a rough pic. Perhaps a better pic could help. All my 21 week pullets look a lot like yours.

    This is one of the cockerels I had. He was 10-11 weeks in this pic.
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    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I think that's hen but I'm not positive.
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Songster

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    I vote pullet too
     
  5. bigleghorn

    bigleghorn In the Brooder

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    Ok i think it is a hen, but a aggressive one, if it keeps attacking my production reds i will just get rid of it, it seems scared of cameras so i can not get a better pic of it, sorry. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Most likely a pullet.

    Going to need a full body shot to see feathers.

    These birds all have big combs (the leghorns) so it is not a reliable way to sex them now that she is close to laying if a girl.

    Did it have a large comb at 12 weeks?

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    This is what you'd expect to see for male feathering.
     
  7. Fred28

    Fred28 In the Brooder

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    If its a 17 week rooster it should have a spur developing on its leg. Is it the only leghorn you have? White leghorns are the nicest chickens, and the roosters and can be quite mean, but there awesome egg layers and don't eat much.[​IMG]
     
  8. Fred28

    Fred28 In the Brooder

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    Meant to say aren't the nicest chickens, sorry
     
  9. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster 5 Years

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    Pullet. This is my oldest a bit younger than yours.
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    This was our cockerel at 7 weeks.
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  10. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Spurs are not any different at this age between a pullet and a cockerel.

    They will almost always crow far before spurs emerge :)
     

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