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5.5 week old leghorn. Male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MEGriffin, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. MEGriffin

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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet so far. In about another week you'll be certain if the comb doesn't turn red but at 5.5 weeks it should be turning if cockerel.
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm also thinking pullet at this point. If it's comb turns red within the next few weeks, you will know we were wrong and you have a cockerel. :eek:)
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I'm also thinking pullet, but I'm not thinking Leghorn. she looks too thick bodied, and I'd expect more comb. I'm thinking white Rock.
     
  8. MEGriffin

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    Wow, good eye! I looked back through my pictures to see her egg color, and its brown. So you're probably right! (We got her from our biology lab so we had no idea what breed she is).
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    If it hatched from a brown egg, it's definitely a White Rock rather than a White Leghorn.
     
  10. donrae

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    Or, from Bio lab, mixed breed is a viable possibility. But she'll most likely be a brown egg layer.
     

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