Brown/White Leghorn Sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spiffwilkie, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. spiffwilkie

    spiffwilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased these little ones about 3 weeks ago from a local feed store. They were at least a couple of weeks old then. Apparently the store hadn't had much success selling the chicks and I felt sorry for these due to the fact they were crammed in a tub meant to house chicks of just a few days old. They were both missing their back feathers due to pecking and needed a little TLC.
    Anyhow, I asked to make sure these were pullets and I was assured they were. However, their combs seem to be developing faster than my other hens. Not sure if it's a breed thing? Any insight would be super!

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  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those all look to be pullets! [​IMG]

    I was amazed how fast the combs developed on Leghorns compared to the other breeds (RIRs, BSLs, EEs) that my friend raised this spring. If they're flesh-colored, then they're pullets. If they're red, then you've got a problem, LOL. [​IMG]
     
  3. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote would be both are pullets.
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullets!
     
  5. SeasideSilkies

    SeasideSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Girls
     
  6. spiffwilkie

    spiffwilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, thank you, and thank you.

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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes both are girls. Leghorns get really big combs.
     
  8. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leghorns just have big combs and those r two girls
     
  9. Melanie 11

    Melanie 11 Out Of The Brooder

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    yep they are girls. I have several just like them
     
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  10. ChickDaze

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    they look like my white leghorn gals. the combs look like my leghorns. i wouldn't know for a fact if they grew faster though since my only other breed was a male bantam with a huge red comb. i have seen pics of others around the same age though. i wasn't sure for a while of mine's age for that very reason.
     

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