Almost 6 wkold White Leghorn - roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bobbieschicks, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    What do you think? All hatched 5 1/2 weeks ago and will be 6 weeks old this Saturday.

    I have 4 that look like this with reddish/dark pink wattles and large combs - I thought I caught one of them trying to crow today

    and one that looks like this one facing the camera with light short comb and no obvious wattles - but I thought I heard this one trying to crow yesterday.

    So I'm confused - can I tell if they're pullets or roos at this stage or do I have to wait longer for the crowing to commence. And when do WLs start egg laying?
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    The two in the first picture are 100% roosters. In the second picture, the one closest to the camera looks like a pullet. I can't see the one in the very back well enough to say, but the other two are roosters.

    White Leghorns usually start laying at 16-19 weeks old. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  3. mstrrlm

    mstrrlm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    Picayune, MS
    2nd pic one closest to camera and one directly behind look like pullets

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