Female and Male Leghorns?

kapy4

In 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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kapy4

In the Brooder
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Sep 27, 2009
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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?
 

ve

Crowing
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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
 

kapy4

In the Brooder
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Sep 27, 2009
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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
 

WhitehartRabbitry

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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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Guitartists

Resistance is futile
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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
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I'm thinking the slower feathering one is cockerel and the one with the long pointy tail... MAYBE a pullet. Here's hoping anyways
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PotterWatch

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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.
 

WhitehartRabbitry

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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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