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Help Me Sex My Baby Brown Leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HJECG, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. HJECG

    HJECG Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG]This is Brownie, our new baby Brown Leghorn. I happen to think Brownie is possibly the cutest baby chicken on the planet. She's from a local feed store, and I believe she came from McMurray Hatchery. You can see by my choice of pronouns that I'm an optimist. Anybody see anything yet that would tip the scales in favor of Brownie being one gender or the other?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Too early to tell...nothing indicates roo at this point. The comb will take off and get big and red, often by 4 to 6 weeks for roo's of this breed.

    Wait a few more weeks and re-post.
    Lady of McCamley
     
  3. wildsam

    wildsam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I found out on the net so far, your Brownie seems to be a pullet, as it has the very distinct darker markings (bold dark colors on back up to triangle on head) and the defined dark eye stripe from the corner of its eyes to the ears. Males supposed to be very light colored and have neither the triangle on their head or such a defined eye stripe. At least as far as I found so far...
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    That is true with the autosexing breed Welsummer but not with Brown Leghorns...males and females look alike as chicks.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  5. MedSchlFarmers

    MedSchlFarmers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did your baby end up being? I currently have a 2 weeks old brown leghorn who is suppose to be female, but looks a lot different from yours posted here.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    x 3 on both posts
     
  8. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya to early to tell but if I had to take a guess. This is just a guess from my baby chick experience. You have a pullet on your hands.
     

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