Brown leghorn hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by adpugh, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. adpugh

    adpugh Out Of The Brooder

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    5 weeks ago, I bought 6 leghorn chicks that were supposed to all be pullets. I'm growing increasingly suspicious that I ended up with three roosters and three hens. The three in question are slightly larger, their feathers are darker, combs are much bigger and starting to turn pink/red, wattles are visible. They also seem to have cockiest attitudes, sort of strutting when they walk. Any opinions? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You have some cockerels there. Male and female brown Leghorns have completely different color patterns, so they can be sexed relatively early.
     
  3. adpugh

    adpugh Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I was afraid of. Thanks so much!
     

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