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

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    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
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    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.
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    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

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    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

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    2nd pic one closest to camera and one directly behind look like pullets
     

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