Can anyone tell me that this pretty baby is not a boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Runawaylobster, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Runawaylobster

    Runawaylobster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This baby is 9 weeks, White Leghorn/EE cross. the sole survivor of a batch of shipped hatching eggs.
    I was sure he/she was a girl and then suddenly started to look a bit roo ish.. I so hope i'm wrong. I can tell my marans a mile away but i've never had either of these breeds before.

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  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't see any hackle or saddle feathers so I would say it is a pullet. :thumbsup
     
  3. Runawaylobster

    Runawaylobster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are awesome!! :)
     
  4. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it is a female.
     
  5. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, that looks like a boy to me. :(
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    9 weeks, I'd have to say cockerel. The comb is growing already and the tail feathers look pointed which isn't 100% but I wouldn't be surprised to see saddles in the next few weeks (12 weeks or so -- he's a bit young for them to show yet)
     
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  7. Runawaylobster

    Runawaylobster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it was the tail feathers that got me too :(... i was hoping that it was because it has the high tail of a leghorn...
     
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  8. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb is just too red to be a pullet. Maybe slide black paper under the saddle feathers to really see them clearly. I hope to have been of some help.
     
  9. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm... leghorn hens can get substantial combs and tails, but this red so early? I'm tentatively voting roo, but crossing my fingers for pullet!
     
  10. Runawaylobster

    Runawaylobster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will laugh if we all think he's a boy and then i find a blue egg... LOL!!! I guess i will have to name him Wilson, since he is a survivor...
     

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