3 week leghorn gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hundl5401, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Hundl5401

    Hundl5401 In the Brooder

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    169907F8-D73A-412F-8BBA-8AA41BB2264E.jpeg C92D58DC-D754-4B67-B3DB-077799E968CD.jpeg 5AE44D84-81A2-4DBE-8A29-77ABE896D01F.jpeg D78CE1EE-C613-49AF-B43C-D2FAFA4DC099.jpeg 4A4F2600-6038-4ECE-82DA-0BD1D1F8429A.jpeg i got these chicks from a rodeo a few weeks ago. Not sure about breed. They are all white, maybe leghorn. I cannot tell if they are boys or girls. Any ideas? Thank you!!!
     
  2. Phoenixheart14

    Phoenixheart14 Chirping

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    They definitely look like white leghorns. It's still a bit early to tell the gender. Do they have little spur nubs? They may be old enough to tell by their spurs.
     
  3. puffypoo

    puffypoo Like Machine

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    Based on leg color I'd say White Plymouth Rock.
    Looks male but it may be too early to tell.
     
  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    It's a little early to tell, but from what I can see I think:
    1,4 -> Cockerels
    2,3,5 -> Pullets

    I'm pretty sure those are White Plymouth Rocks. Their legs are white, and their earlobes are coming in red.
     
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  5. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

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    Both sexes have spur nubs.
     
  6. Phoenixheart14

    Phoenixheart14 Chirping

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    I've found with my leghorns that the cockerel's are noticeably larger. I have 3 week leghorn chicks at home. I will send a few reference pics when I get back. :)
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    The problem is, because spurs aren't an exclusively male trait, you can't judge gender on them. You have to use exclusively male traits... There's been plenty of times where somebody asked for gender, guesses were made, and a pullet popped out with male saddle feathers or vs versa.
     
  8. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

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    As stated, spurs aren’t solely a cockerel trait so it is unreliable to base sex off that feature alone. As with all breeds, things like that are dependant on lineage, but still, spur sexing is unreliable.
     
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  9. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Can we see full body pics? They kind of look like CornishX. Also they look like cockerels.
     
  10. Hundl5401

    Hundl5401 In the Brooder

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    image.jpg image.jpg Here are some full body shots
     

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