Female and Male Leghorns?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kapy4, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. kapy4

    kapy4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Leghorns crosses...Leghorn mom, Buttercup Dad.

    The one (on left) with the straight tail seems a little more aggressive, the feathers are more developed, and it's bigger.
    Is this a female?

    Thank you
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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Need better pics. How old is it? And have you checked the saddle area for any pointy shiny saddle feathers?
     
  3. kapy4

    kapy4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's another picture..maybe this will help.

    I think the one on the right has more pointy saddle feathers>
    But is less developed..feather wise?
     
  4. kapy4

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    Sorry, forgot to attach the picture! [​IMG]

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  5. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures are not good,but we can see the comb and that meens they both are roosters.At that age girls do not have any comb
     
  6. kapy4

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    Drat! I was hoping at least one of them was a female,
    they seem so different. Thank you for your replies..
    I am learning, and I am grateful for Backyards!!

    Kathy
     
  7. WhitehartRabbitry

    WhitehartRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, leghorn pullets often have large, floppy combs... that develop faster than a rooster's. I know this from experience. Also white leghorn females will have white ears and the roosters will have red ears.

    Our pullets also had long erect tail feathers.

    Here's a pic of one of our white leghorn pullets:

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    And this one is a rooster:

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  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    Yes, I am thinking the same thing.... if not for the Leghorn part, I'd say both cockerels.... but given the Leghorn I'd say you'll have to wait and see if they develop those pointy saddle feathers [​IMG] I'm thinking the slower feathering one is cockerel and the one with the long pointy tail... MAYBE a pullet. Here's hoping anyways [​IMG]
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Quote:Leghorn roos have white earlobes just like the hens. If they have red earlobes, they aren't pure leghorn or they are a different breed altogether.
     
  10. WhitehartRabbitry

    WhitehartRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry I was told differently by a leghorn person???

    All ours with red ears were roos, the white eared were pullets, and the pullets had huge floppy combs. *shrug*
     

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