Gender better pic

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RWilk10, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. RWilk10

    RWilk10 In the Brooder

    Oct 14, 2014
    Hope this pic is a little better how many hen and roosters 6 months old
  2. appps

    appps Crowing

    Aug 29, 2012
    I don't know this breed at all so no idea how much comb they should have etc but going by the way they are standing up,tall and proud with tails erect alone all I can see if one girl at the front and a whole heap of roosters.

    To sex a chicken what people are looking at is the length and shape of the feathers on the neck and to see if it has started growing longer feathers on it's back right before the tail. If they have all started growing those and it this age they should be fairly obvious if you look up close they are boys.
    If you can take a photo of one of the more upright ones neck feathers and a photo of that one at the front with its comb turned to the camera you should be able to see if the upright ones are different so you can then compare that to the rest.
  3. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Songster

    Jul 13, 2013
    SW Kansas
    I think I see two possible hens and there roos. If you can get full close up side shots we can give you a better idea
  4. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    They look like White Leghorns. It's too hard to see the if they have pointy saddle feathers. Big red combs does not mean they are cockerels--in fact, I think that any with floppy combs are probably your pullets. 263.htm
    The link above includes a video of Cackle Hatchery's breeder flock of White Leghorn. Maybe it will help you.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    To me, those all look like females, except for perhaps the bird on the right in the front row. It is normal for White Leghorns (which these look like) to have large red, floppy combs.
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Photos of each individual bird would help. However, I think I see a lot of point-of-lay pullets.
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    this. You'll need to photo each bird you're questioning, and getting good pics of a white bird's saddle feathers can be challenging.
  8. Rafter H Farms

    Rafter H Farms In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2014
    Northwest Montana
    I am certainly no Leghorn expert but I have a raised a few and I am hard pressed to say there are any cockerels in the bunch that I can see. I would say you have a nice bunch of pullets there for my two cents. Best of luck and enjoy all those large white eggs they are about to lay.

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