8 week old leghorns (ideal 236) - pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Beckyhsinglsc, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorns (ideal 236's) turned 8 weeks old today. I haven't had leghorns before so I need some help sexing them.
    What do you think? Pullets or cockerels?
    I'm worried about #5 and a little worried about #2 because their combs are a little darker. They are still orange, though. Shouldn't they be red by now if they are cockerels?
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like pullets to me, but I also see some with black spots (very faint). Those are probably their Ideal 236 which are not a pure bred white leghorn.
     
  4. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are definitely the 236's. I like the spots. They act like chickens in fast forward when they are down running around but when you pick them up they are super sweet and love being held.
     
  5. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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  6. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May be wrong, but the 2nd ones comb seems to be a lot redder... [​IMG]
     
  7. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all but 2 look like pullets to me.
     
  8. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ALL are pullets...we have leghorns by the dozens and that comb on #2 is baby sized compared to a rooster of that same age plus it's not dark red...leghorn roos don't hide past a week old 2 weeks for the slow ones.[​IMG] why you have 2 with larger combs is because they don't all mature at the same rate even though they hatch on the same day
    You will have plenty of eggs shortly
     
  9. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U.say 2 and 5 and so do I. Sorry but that is what I see.
     
  10. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you!
    That's what I thought and exactly what I wanted to hear. [​IMG]
     

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