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5 week Brown leghorn. Julie or Julio?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rockpile99, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Rockpile99

    Rockpile99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nephew helped me pick out this Brown Leghorn a few weeks ago. He promptly named it Julie. He stroked her back until she fell asleep and loves to carry her around.

    She is starting to grow a bit of a comb at five weeks. Do I need to tell my nephew that we are changing her name either to Julio or to BBQ? [​IMG]

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    Thanks!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Comb is still iffy though... usually leghorn roos have a much larger comb at that point so there is still hope it could be a pullet.
     
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  3. Rockpile99

    Rockpile99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Thats what I was afraid of. Seems like out of five of my starter chickens three of them are leaning towards the masculine side of things!

    One other thing I noticed to day is that the sides of her (his) neck, where I think the hackles should grow in are very bare. Almost like she has a mowhak neck. I'll try to get a good picture of that tomorrow.

    Karen
     
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I say pullet. I just sold my last Danish Brown Leghorn pullet yesterday. Most leghorns get a larger comb than other breeds, anyway, so "her" comb being that big is normal. And since just about all leghorns are flighty/skittish, their stance tends to be upwards/tall, too. Just my experience with them. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    My guess is also pullet. I raised some brown leghorns last year.

    But it's a guess.
     
  6. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess pullet too.
     
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    ditto on the "pullet" leghorn combs grow early
     
  8. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet
     
  9. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And the survey says......... Pullet
     
  10. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like my brown leghorn pullet did. Seems like my roo had a lot more black and gold on him. They almost looked like different birds!

    Shelly
     

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