at what age can u tell genders apart with white leghorns and.......

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by L*A*G*, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    at what age can u tell genders apart with white leghorns and RIR's?
    i read that leghorns mature up early and i'm woundering how early can u tell the gender's apart thru the comb?
    also RIR's?
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I would say 5-6 weeks for leghorns. Not sure about RIRs
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    white leghorns are pretty early. a few weeks old and it is pretty evident.

    in this pic: 2 males in front, female in back.

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  4. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    yep! there's little daddy on the Word! i remember that post. That comb is just HUGE! [​IMG]
     
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  5. dr_lukanov

    dr_lukanov Out Of The Brooder

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    3-5 weeks for male Leghorns and 5-8 weeks for male RIR.
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    L*A*G* :

    yep! there's little daddy on the Word! i remember that post. That comb is just HUGE! [​IMG]

    yep. he's standing on a firm foundation. not just for morality sakes, but that head needs help.

    watch for pink combs fairly quickly on the cockerels. very yellow combs for the pullets.​
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My five little leghorns are just over 3 weeks and it's obvious that I've got 3 roos and 2 pullets.
     

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