Gender difference, or breed difference?

GoodGuinea

Songster
Aug 26, 2019
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Pennsylvania
Hi! I'm new to chicks, though I've raised guinea keets before.

3 weeks ago, I bought four pullets from TSC: 1 Leghorn, 1 California White, and 2 Amberlinks. All are doing well, but I suspect one of the bunch is a cockerel. It has a comb much larger and redder than the other three.

I'll attach a photo showing a side-by-side comparison, but the tricky thing is that I've never been able to tell the Leghorn from the Amberlinks. So maybe it's a breed difference? Dare I hope?
 

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Mylied

Crowing
9 Years
Mar 12, 2012
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Middle Georgia
Hi! I'm new to chicks, though I've raised guinea keets before.

3 weeks ago, I bought four pullets from TSC: 1 Leghorn, 1 California White, and 2 Amberlinks. All are doing well, but I suspect one of the bunch is a cockerel. It has a comb much larger and redder than the other three.

I'll attach a photo showing a side-by-side comparison, but the tricky thing is that I've never been able to tell the Leghorn from the Amberlinks. So maybe it's a breed difference? Dare I hope?
I wouldn't write it off yet. Female leghorns get big combs young. It doesn't look that pink to me.
 

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