4 Legbars Hatched...And all 4 are boys!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PeculiarSmith, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. PeculiarSmith

    PeculiarSmith Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you believe my luck? I had four legbars hatch yesterday/last night. And ALL FOUR ARE COCKERELS! Really, what are the chances of that? I'm not sure if I should get more eggs and hatch again or just buy some pullets!
     
  2. KPenley

    KPenley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no...[​IMG] what about the last one? I'm not sure what to recommend, but I'm sure they're beautiful. Do you have any pics?
     
  3. PeculiarSmith

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    Here's a pic. They're still a little damp, but I don't see any stripes, and they all have a light spot on their head. [​IMG] I also have one lemon cuckoo orpington in the batch.

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  4. PeculiarSmith

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    And here's one more pic...

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  5. KPenley

    KPenley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are all the spots as bright as the one on the cute little guy on the front right? I don't see any dark eyeliner or clear stripes...but let them a dry a little more :)
     
  6. PeculiarSmith

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    One of them has a little lighter spot on the head, but I don't see any distinctive stripes. I kept hoping that as they dried they would look more like females! This is the first time I'm hatched legbars.
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I guess you just proved the old aged question, Do you get more boys in the fall and more girls in the spring. I got more girls in all my hatches this spring and summer.
     
  8. KPenley

    KPenley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the one with the darker (less bright) spot the one on the far left or second from the right? Check their faces as they dry. Some females do have a spot, it's just not as big and bright as the boys. They're all beautiful though :)
     
  9. PeculiarSmith

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    In the first picture I posted, the one one the far left has a lighter head spot and a "bit" of a stripe down the back. Do you think I mights have a girl after all? I'll post another pic when they are more dry. I guess I thought sexing them would be more obvious than this! LOL
     
  10. KPenley

    KPenley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know that's something we've been discussing in the CLB threads. It SHOULD be easier to tell them apart...but so many dark males and females with headspots have been allowed to breed that it's getting a little tougher to tell the difference. Wait until they're dry. Girls should have clear dark stripes that run through the head all the way to tail, and clear eyeliner.
     

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