3 week leghorn gender?

Hundl5401

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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!!!
 

Phoenixheart14

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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.
 

Cyprus

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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.
 

Frazzemrat1

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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. :)

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.
 
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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. :)

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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