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Cream Legbar - Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nittanyxi, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although Cream Legbar are a sex linked breed and you should be able to tell them apart when they hatch, when my Cream Legbars hatched most of them had ambiguous markings. They are 3 weeks old now. Any ideas how many roos and hens? 2 pics are of them at 3 weeks. One is from when they were one day old.

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  2. A Chicken Owner

    A Chicken Owner Chillin' With My Peeps

    For better accuracy, you need to take a close up picture of each ones comb but make sure you include their whole faces
     
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  3. Chickenman76

    Chickenman76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't they sexable at hatch?
     
  4. A Chicken Owner

    A Chicken Owner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes but you actually need to physically have the chick in your hand and vent sex it. Wing sexing is an option but wing sexing is harder than vent sexing.
     
  5. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure cream legbars are sex linked but now the feathers have come in might be too hard to tell. Maybe beter individual pictures would help.
     
  6. Chickenman76

    Chickenman76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the day 1 chicks, the girls are the Darker Striped ones and the smother colored ones are males, so you have 4 girls and your second pic shows you have 3 boys
     
  7. blackbirds13

    blackbirds13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cream Legbars are auto-sexing. They should be relatively easy to identify at hatch but you need to know what to look for. Females are chipmunk striped (with dark eyeliner and sometime carry a very small headspot and their body stripes should be clearly defined. The males should have a blurred body strip, sometimes this is very blurry but also may have a darker center stripe area and their head spot is larger and more uneven. Ambiguous auto-sexable chicks should not be bred forward as this just will weaken more of this ability. I think you have 3 girls for sure. The pics of the boys are not consistent but I think you may have 4 boys but on my laptop they seem to have red smudges on their feathers which does not fit with their age so it's a bit odd looking.
     

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