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Are these hens? Leghorns

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dreamer5577, May 16, 2011.

  1. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone! I am hoping all 3 of these are hens! Let me know what you think. 2 are leghorns and the other is a red star/bantam mix. [​IMG] --they are a little over a month old
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  2. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, I was just curious-- Is it true that a huge clue in telling the gender is a red comb at a young age?
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like girls. And yes a red comb early on usually means roo. Especially if it's red and bigger in comparison to other chicks it's age.
     
  4. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your leghorns look like my girls [​IMG]
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I'm going to go with pullets. Have several WL pullets that age right now and their brothers with them.
     
  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! Any other opinions? I do have another question- the red star/bantam (3rd picture), she seems to have long tail feathers. I've read thats roo-ish? but i have a black star/bantam (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=506105) the same age and he has a red comb and its pretty big also wattles. But he has a short stubby tail. Opinions?
     

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