Blue leghorns hens or roo?? 12weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicabooo, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Chicabooo

    Chicabooo New Egg

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    H:)i, I've got 2 beautiful blue leghorns. 12weeks old which I've raised from day old chicks. I was told both are hens when I got them, but I'm thinking one might actually be a cockerel? Both have developed pretty much the same. One only slightly bigger, little darker in color near neck and tail. both have small red combs and little red wattles which Started around 10weeks. I realize leghorns tend to get wattles and combs early. Nothing really dramatically different between them though. All my hens generally develop slightly different. Lately though I've noticed one makes a lot more noises than all my other pullets. How much different would the roo be to the hen by 12weeks? My other RIR rooster looked just like a Roo and acted like a roo at this same age. I'm confused to say the least. I can't find many blue leghorn pics of cockerels on the net to compare developers. Any thoughts on their genders ??:/:)

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm not going to guess gender, oh what the heck - I lean towards both being pullets. For your sake I hope that I am right. I am staying subscribed and please post pictures as they mature. I love leghorns and have never seen blues.
     
  3. Chicabooo

    Chicabooo New Egg

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    Thank you :) i'll keep you posted on them. They are so pretty and calm in nature can't wait to get a few more.
     
  4. laircy

    laircy Out Of The Brooder

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    Pullets. Male leghorns would have much bigger combs by now.
     
  5. Chicabooo

    Chicabooo New Egg

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    Thankyou :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think pullets - they are beautiful, never saw that color in leghorns before.
     
  7. Chicabooo

    Chicabooo New Egg

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    Thanks, i thinks so too. I think its an Aussie thing :)
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullets.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say they are pullets as well.
     
  10. Chicabooo

    Chicabooo New Egg

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    Photo Update - my blue girls are laying!!

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