can you sex 1month white leghorns?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rosegal, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My local store has them available for $1 but they don't know the sex. She says 50/50 chance to what is the big deal?
     
  2. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well It depends. Leghorns tend to mature rather quickly so that you can usually tell a rooster rather early. At a month I am not for sure. I have not seen young leghorns in a long time. It wouldn't suprise me though if the cockerals already have a lot larger comb than the females.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    From my experience with leghorns, by 4 weeks, the boys will have red combs for sure. If you can pick, pick the ones with the pale combs and you should be fine.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    YES YOU CAN... they are the easiest.

    Cockerels: BIG legs and feet, larger combs w/ more red in them.

    Pullets: usually smaller, tail feathers that point down, combs small and pink, feet smaller.
     
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Yes, by 1 month you can definitely tell the difference with leghorns. Follow the advice in the previous posts and you'll end up with pullets.
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Oops - unless...... someone has already been there before you and picked out all the females already. The photo below shows my 7 week old leghorn pullet. Take a look at her comb & wattles. As long as the chicks don't have bigger combs then she does, you'll be fine. A 1 mo. old leghorn cockerel has a bigger & redder comb than the 7 week old leghorn pullet pictured, so you'll be safe using her as a guide.

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  7. younig59

    younig59 New Egg

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    please how do i know white leghorn sex at age of one month?
     
  8. chickens18

    chickens18 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh no!!! all of my leghorns are roos then? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    chickens18 Out Of The Brooder

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  10. chickens18

    chickens18 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]mine are 3 months old
     

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