Crested Cream Legbar Gender Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JensMaverick, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first hatch of Crested Cream Legbars. I thought I could tell sex on each, but now not so sure. Opinions please?


    The whole group:

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    Possible boys:
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    This one has dark stripes with brown hue and eye liner. I would guess female, but there is a small yellow dot on her head?

    Chick3 male/female??
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    Male 1?
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    Chick5:Male 2?
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    Chick 4: Male?
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    The other chicks (2,6,7) I am fairly certain are females, correct?
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    Thanks everyone in advance!
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1, 4, 5 are cockerels. Rest are pullets.
     
  3. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. That was what I was leaning towards (and hoping).
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 out of 7 is pretty good for pullets. Seems when I hatch I get more cockerels than pullets.
     
  5. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking the same thing. We got lucky on this one. :)
     
  6. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the same thing too. Theoretically I figured it should be 50-50 which never seems to happen. Then I've read in several poultry articles that the ratio is 50-55% males to 45-50% females and often in it 55%-45%, although no explanation has been given. I swear some hatches I'm closer to 75-25 and I've already had all boy hatches. [​IMG] My husband is trying to convince me to buy pullet peeps this year.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  8. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah!!! All boy hatches, oh how terrible. I am worried enough about finding homes for these little boys. Hatching is so much fun, but I can see your husband's point too.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One the upside if you want you can butcher some of the boys. I tried it last year, I usually just give them away for yard birds. But I had a ton of boys last year and decided to dress a few of them. And I was surprised! Around 4 month old Legbar cockerels really make pretty good fryers. A lot more meat on them than I expected. They are actually really nice eating birds.
     
  10. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was actually thinking about doing that. We processed a young Wyandotte cockerel last year who was mean. The meat was tasty. I would prefer to raise these than the CornishX which I find pretty disgusting.
     

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