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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Picky Chicky, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first five hens were 3 months old and were easily sexed. Now then, this past weekend I couldn't walk away from two swaps empty handed, and so I ended up with 4 older baby chicks. The very nice couple that I bought them from was upfront and admitted they weren't good at sexing, but would try.

    I read up on how to vent sex them and to be honest with you, I didn't see any 'nubs' but I'd be shocked if I were right the first time. The white leghorn's comb is pretty large compared to the others....

    Thanks for your help and thoughts!!

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    White Leghorn:
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    Cuckoo Maran:
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    RIR:
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    Buff Orp:
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    Thanks Again!
     
  2. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR and BO hen that look like yours. The others I'm not sure...
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The White Leghorn looks like a boy to me.

    The RIR I'm not sure... do you have a side head shot?

    The other two I'm pretty sure are pullets.
     
  4. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks so much for your thoughts on these little ones. The only other shot I have of my RIR is this one...
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    I will see if I can get some better side head shots tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I think your leghorn is a roo - besides having a large comb for a 4 week old, I can see the wattles also. Leghorn males grow large combs very early. If it is a boy - you'll know for sure in a week or two.
     

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