How do I figure out the gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tretre85, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Tretre85

    Tretre85 Hatching

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    I have 4 chickens, the lady at the store told me they were all female leghorn but 2 of them look different from the other 2. Is there a way to tell?
     
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  2. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

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    Depending on how old they are, it would be easier to help if you post pictures :)
     
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  3. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    How old are they? If you post photos we can probably tell you? Males will have larger combs and wattles and thicker legs.
     
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  4. sassysarah

    sassysarah Free Ranging

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    First off, Welcome To Backyard Chickens! :frow I see you're new here! :woot
    May I suggest you post an introduction thread here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/new-member-introductions.44/create-thread
    We are anxious to know more about you!:D

    The best indicator to tell the sex of young chickens is usually the comb and wattles.
    A cockerel will have a big, bright red comb, usually, and a pullet will have a small orangish comb with no color...
    Please check out this article:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/sexing-pullets-and-cockerels.72769/
    It might help you determine the gender of your young chickens.:)

    How old are they? If you would like to post pictures we should be able to tell the gender for you if they are old enough.:)

    ~Sarah~
     
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  5. Tretre85

    Tretre85 Hatching

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  7. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Those are buff orpingtons, and two look like cockerels.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    None of those birds are leghorns....the ones with bigger redder combs are male.
     
  9. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    Looks like two boys and two girls. Feed store lady told ya wrong, lol. Also those look like Buff Orpingtons, not Leghorns.
     
  10. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Looks like you may have been shopping at TSC, (a company where the staff are renowned for knowing very little about chickens and regularly miss-sell chickens in terms of both breed and gender). Those appear to be Buff Orpingtons and 2 are male.
     
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