Help! Leghorn male or female??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bathchickengirl, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. bathchickengirl

    bathchickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    These were purchased at Meyer Hatchery on April 15 (2 days old). One laid her first egg this week but I am not sure which one. I have noticed over the past 2 weeks that they are looking a little different from one another. I guess it could be normal for 2 leghorn girls to have a slightly different look- right?? Please let me know what you think. They are exactly the same size and neither of them is crowing.
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It could be either of them, but I would vote the top one just because it has a bigger comb and looks a little redder in the face. Would think that whichever one did not lay the egg should be starting up pretty soon also.
     
  3. bathchickengirl

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    Well- the problem is that I thought they were both girls! I should have been more clear. Do you think they could both be girls or did I wind up with another roo?
     
  4. lcahill

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    They both look like pullets.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Need whole body pictures to tell for sure, but at 16-18 weeks old the males usually have even more comb and wattle than that. It is not unusual for girls to have different looking combs, usually the combs on the girls will flop over like the top one when they get older and more mature, but some will stay standing.
     
  6. ChickenAndMore

    ChickenAndMore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the bottom is a rooster because of his neck feathers
     
  7. bathchickengirl

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    Probably not the best photos but their bodies, tail feathers, neck feathers, size etc. appear to be identical! I can take a whole body **** tomorrow when the sun comes up! Thank you for the input!
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    The top is a hen and the bottom is a roo I believe.
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    x2 full body shots if you want to be sure, but I'm thinking females, both.
     
  10. bathchickengirl

    bathchickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi BYC Friends!
    Here are the full body shots!
    I am fairly certain the 1st photo of the flopy comb Leghorn is a female. I posted 3 pictures of the other which is the one I was looking for input on.
    Thank you all!
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