Baby roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sepaditty1, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    I hatched some eggs from a mixed flock. Several types of hens, but predominantly white leghorn. 3 or 4 differnt choices for the dad. I ended up with 1 little black chick & 4 white fuzzy cuties. They are 3 weeks old now and 1 of the white oneshas a comb that is significantly larger than the others. Is it a safe assumption that it's a rooster? Are there other qualities I could look for in such a youn chick?
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    It could be a rooster, or it could be one of those leghorn ladies that get huge combs early and have you second guessing yourself right up until she lays an egg.
  3. FluffyPuff

    FluffyPuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's not a sure sign, but it's possible that it is a roo. If u look up how to sex chickens you can find out for sure. I'm not an expert in that field but I'm pretty sure if u sent me a picture I could tell. How old is the chick? :)
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Significant comb development at 3 weeks may indicate that it is a cockerel.

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