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Carol the white leghorn! He or She?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HannahH1990, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. HannahH1990

    HannahH1990 Hatching

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    Hello all! I have a white leghorn named Carol however I think she may be a he! When I bought her I was told she had been sexed via venting and she was definitely a she! However I'm starting to have my doubts! She is very bossy, slightly aggressive towards my other two chickens, has spur buds and is now making crowing like noises! Bad sign I know if I'm hoping she is female! I thought she was about 10 or 11 weeks but she is HUGE! So is my other leghorn Pebbles - she is black and supposed to be 8 weeks but is very big. Carol has been sitting down quite a lot lately so I thought maybe she was practicing for laying but I'm really not sure! Any help/ info would be appreciated!

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    Do you happen to have a picture maybe from the side? Comb size isn't too helpful with leghorns, especially with ones really close to laying, since females have big combs too. However I think I'm seeing some hackle feathers there, so signs are pointing to a roo...especially if he's trying to crow.
     
  3. HannahH1990

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    The bottom one is my other leghorn Pebbles. I have my doubts about her too!! Is she also a he?
     
  4. HannahH1990

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    Sorry black one is pebbles!
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    I think I'm definitely seeing hackle and saddle feathers on Carol so I think she's really a male. Pebbles is a little harder to tell, I think she has some saddle feathers coming in right above her wing and those legs are HUGE so I'd watch her too - there's a good chance she's also a he. But maybe someone else will come along with a different opinion - can you keep roosters where you live?
     
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  6. HannahH1990

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    I've been told no due to their noise and id be hesitant to have two roosters incase they fight! My boyfriends uncle has a farm and he might he able to take it =(
     
  7. Wyandottes7

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    Both of your birds looks like cockerels to me. I see pointy hackles and some saddle feathers on both of them.
     

  8. Pyxis

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    I'm sorry :( I'm very glad I can keep roosters here, I dunno what I'd do without my boys.
     

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