4.5 week leghorn - cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ojb1488, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. ojb1488

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    This is a leghorn, 4.5 weeks. Any idea what sex? I cannot tell

    Edit: sorry it is 4.5 weeks old not 5.5
     

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  2. ojb1488

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    One more
     

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  3. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Are you sure it's a leghorn?
    At 5 1/2 weeks my males usually have much bigger combs and females have tiny combs with no color yet.
    It looks like what I'd expect to see from a cockerel of a smaller comb breed.
     
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  4. ojb1488

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    I got the eggs from ebay and the seller is well established so I think it is a leghorn.
     
  5. ojb1488

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    Oh my mistake - it is 4.5 weeks.
     
  6. The Moonshiner

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    For me it's a tough call. In my experience it is too much comb for a pullet at that age and too little for a cockerel.
    Leaning closer to a cockerel because of size. Gonna say cockerel because of amount of color at that age.
    Keep us posted this one will be interesting.
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

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    feels a little young to be sure. No obvious signs of cockerel yet.
     

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