Help ID this one, please! I think I may have a male chick...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ellevin11, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. ellevin11

    ellevin11 New Egg

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    Hello,
    I'm new to keeping chickens, and I bought this barred leghorn who was supposed to be a girl. I noticed that she/he has a very big comb already, at 4 weeks, compared to the other few chicks I've started to raise. I've also noticed that she/he tries to fly on the backs of the other 3 pullets I have, and I'm wondering if this is any indication of gender.

    Thank you!


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  2. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    A better picture would be helpful, like a profile or something.
    It looks like it could be a rooster but sometimes pullets develop combs quickly, my leghorns did, but my roo had a huge comb at 4 weeks, we use to say it looked like it would pull him over.
     
  3. ellevin11

    ellevin11 New Egg

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    Thanks! I'll go get a better picture now -- a profile and a full body shot!
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Leghorns come in BARRED?????? I seriously had no clue!!!!! All my Leghorn girls always had really big combs really early. In that pic the comb doesn't look at all pink so I would say girl. [​IMG]
     
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  5. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    It looks like a boy to me...but...a full body shot would help.
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    That looks like a Barred Rock to me.
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I would guess girl.
     
  8. hjkr1130

    hjkr1130 Out Of The Brooder

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    Barred Rock , Most likely female... but I'm still new at this
     
  9. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Barred Rock boy. My girls didn't have that big of comb at all. But maybe some girls grow combs fast but mine didn't, not at 4 weeks.
     
  10. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    They do have Barred Leghorns guys...
     

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