Cornish rocks and white leghorns

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nirvanamike06, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. nirvanamike06

    nirvanamike06 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got 2 batches of chick's one is 4 weeks old and one is 3 weeks old. They are all a straight run mix of white leghorns and cornish rocks. There is one chick that has a huge comb and wattles. Seems excessively big for a chick it's age. I'm guessing this means he's a rooster.
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    As of now they all look pretty close to the same size. How old will they need to be before there is a big size difference where I can tell which is which? I'm guessing size is the main thing to tell which is which?

    Thanks.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like there is already a pretty big size difference. Most of them are Cornish Rocks. The much smaller ones are the Leghorns.
     
  3. nirvanamike06

    nirvanamike06 Out Of The Brooder

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    The one that's real tiny in the middle is only about a week old. He's the only one that young I didn't notice he was in the picture.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That chick is feathered in like a 4 week old. No way it's only a week.
     
  5. drumstick diva

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  6. nirvanamike06

    nirvanamike06 Out Of The Brooder

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    This one? He's only a little over a week old.
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    He's is supposed to be for sure a white leghorn. I got him from a buddy who lost all but the one chick.


    Also is it normal for the one on the far right with the large red comb to have a comb that big at only 4 weeks? Absolutely none of the rest of em are anywhere near that size.
     
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    He's got more feathers than most of the others. He's definitely older than 1 week. And that big of a comb already is pretty normal for both male Leghorns and Cornish Rocks.
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep that one with the big comb is a cockerel. There is another at the far left of the pic as well.
     
  9. nirvanamike06

    nirvanamike06 Out Of The Brooder

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    Man I'm not sure these are cornish rocks anymore.... We bought 100 and me and another guy split em 50 chick's a piece. They were supposed to be all cornish rocks but we didn't buy them from a hatchery we bought em at tractor supply. He's raised them before and said there's no way they are meat birds since they're closing in on 7 weeks old and weigh 1-2 lbs at most.

    Also I read that they should have red on their faces and I don't see any red at all. I'm thinking we got a bunch of white leghorns....

    What say the experts?

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    This one looks like a hint of red on the face but from the pictures I've seen of similar age chickens they should have alot more.
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Red in the combs at only 7 weeks old, indicate cockerels. Those are too chunky to be Leghorns. But they also aren't quite as hefty as I'd expect Cornish Rocks. Most likely they are White Rocks.
     

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