Dark Brown Leghorn - M or F?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Acre4Me, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    5 Straight Run Dark Brown Leghorn. Age 4 weeks - might be too young, but took what I hope are helpful pics of each of the 5 birds. Curious if we have males (odds would say we do have males), but wondering which ones. My guess is that DBL 2 is a male (but just an uneducated guess). Here are the pics: Screen Shot 2018-03-28 at 5.51.48 PM.png



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  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Can you please post pics of their combs at six weeks? With leghorns, at this age cockerels are pretty obvious. These are most likely pullets, but a few weeks will make sure!
     
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  3. Emojikitten

    Emojikitten Songster

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    Most likely pullets. When I had pullets, I got a rooster with them so I know one when I see one.
     
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  4. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    WOW! That would be great if all are pullets, but 1 rooster would have been ok too. I was worried about having 2 or more roosters out of the 5.

    @Emojikitten, what would look different in a male at this age?
     
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  5. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    No obvious cockerel signs yet. All their combs/wattles are still pale.
     
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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Not Brown Leghorns. Those look like Partridge Rocks. And they all look like pullets at this point.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    agree with Keesmom and junebuggena
     
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  8. debid

    debid Crowing

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    I haven't had dark brown leghorns before but I see a plumage difference in the breast feathers between 1&2 vs. the rest. 1&2 also have a bit more color to the comb to go with the flashier shade of red. IdI wait a couple weeks and see what happens.
     
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  9. Acre4Me

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    Hopefully they are not Partidge rocks. The hatchery doesn't even sell partridge rocks, so that would be interesting. Once they lay, a Partridge rock lays brown eggs and a leghorn lays white eggs, so that will be definitive, I guess. Also, the feather design will also become more obvious as it looks like the PR will have "v" markings on the feathers. I can see that there are lines on these so, I can see why they look more like PR.

    Yes, I see this difference now that you pointed it out. We will wait and see!
     

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