Cream Legbar sex

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by homeschool2boys, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. homeschool2boys

    homeschool2boys Just Hatched

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    This is my 8 week old cream legbar (at least I think she(?) is a cream legbar)...I thought she was a girl (queen Elizabeth is her name) but lately I'm doubting this...is it too early to tell? What do y'all think?
     
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    homeschool2boys Just Hatched

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  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel. You should have been able to tell its sex as a day old by its color, do you remember what he looked like when he hatched?
     
  4. homeschool2boys

    homeschool2boys Just Hatched

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    Crap. That's what I was afraid of. I got (him, sniff sniff) at 3 weeks from a family of new chicken breeders...he said he was pretty sure it was a girl. Dang it.
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Methinks they on purpose saddled you with a rooster. There's no such thing as not knowing the sex at hatch with this breed.
     
  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a lot of comb to me. But not much waddles. I'm not too familiar with the breeds though. Think boy.
    Sure there is, it's called poor genetics. But what happened to the rest of the chicks they hatched? You might be right.

    Although ANY breeder should be prepared to cull by means other than lying! Who's to say....
     
  7. homeschool2boys

    homeschool2boys Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] thanks for confirming what I was afraid of. The older the chick got, the more agressive it's become (but I love him). I'll give the sellers a call soon. Maybe they did it on purpose, but I think they're just new and have lots of breeds....I'm new too so I trusted him. But I can switch him out and I'd rather do it sooner than later. The girls are browner, right?

    If the barred rock I got from them is a male I'll be really mad, she's my favorite.
     
  8. Cosmic

    Cosmic Out Of The Brooder

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    If that is the Barred Rock chick in the pics then I'd say it looks like a hen. I got two BRs as chicks and the hen was much darker in color than the rooster.
     
  9. homeschool2boys

    homeschool2boys Just Hatched

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    Yes, that's her. Thank you :)
     
  10. Cosmic

    Cosmic Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup she looks exactly like my BR hen. The rooster was more of a grey and white whereas my hen was black and white. She is beautiful.
     

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