3 week old leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrsruvi, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. mrsruvi

    mrsruvi Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011


    Sorry for the blurry leg photo...

    This chick is aggressive when picked up, has very few wing feathers, very small tail feathers and a pretty large comb and wattles for a little almost 3 week old. Her/His buddy in the brooder, a RIR, also has these little buds on her legs but her comb is barely visible and no wattles, lots of wing feathers and a little tail going.

    I know its early but im worried the leg buds on both chicks mean they are both cockrels, although everything else about my RIR looks girly... Any thoughts?
  2. mrsruvi

    mrsruvi Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    pictures get bigger if you click em btw.
  3. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2011
    I have chicks that are about the same age and my guy had twice the size of the comb my guess would be pullet but i could be wrong.
  4. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    I have some leghorns around the same age its hard to tell right now a few of them have bigger cones like that others are a little smaller. As for the bumps on the legs they all have that its not a indication of anything even if it did develop into spurs some hens also get those. Maybe a little young to tell yet but feel free to take somemore pics of his head sideways.
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    I am not positive as to gender. Both hens and rooster leghorns have big combs. And the bump on the back of your chicks leg has nothing to do with its gender. Both hens and roosters have them at that age. I would suggest posting new pictures when your chick is a little older. It is too soon for me to take a guess. [​IMG] Good luck!
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    Might be a pullet. Leghorns have large combs. When my anconas(like leghorns) where little, I could tell with one was a roo at a week old, his comb was big and bright red. Its always easier if you have a roo to compare them to, even thought I wasn't supposed to have one. [​IMG]
  7. Dublin21

    Dublin21 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2011
    Love the picture! That's pretty big for being only 3 weeks old.
  8. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2011
    Morgantown, WV
    Looks like a pullet to me. My leghorns just turned 9 weeks old and at 3 weeks I was guessing I had 2 cockerals and 5 pullets because the boys combs were dark pink to red and the girls were yellow to peachy. Now that they are older it's obvious I was right (plus I got some help from my BYC friends [​IMG] )
  9. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    I'm thinking roo, but i could be wrong!
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    I'm guessing little pullet right now, and some leghorns are just that way, individual girls can be very sweet, but as a whole the breed I think is noted for not being cuddly , more aloof and skiddish. I had two at one time and one was always kinda skiddish and the other a cuddle butt, but now there is just one left (the cuddle butt) but now that she is grown she preferrs not to be touched at all, she'll talk to ya and follow you around but she won't let you hold her anymore. [​IMG]

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