I'm totally stumped on their sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by augiedranch, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    9 weeks old. Do y'all see any pullets? I'm really confused on the white one. The mom is pictured (with arrow) and she has a large comb. Thanks for any advice y'all!

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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Is the white one in the 3rd picture the same as the white one in the others? If so, they are all pullets. If not, the white one in the 3rd pic is your only cockerel.
     
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  3. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that's awesome! Yes, same one pictured. Lol I need to change its name lol
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

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    Good, then I think they are all pullets.
     
  5. CherriesBrood

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    I think it's the same white one in all pictures, and I defiantly think that's a boy, at this young of an age to have those big comb and waddles. Even though it's a white leghorn and both male and females combs and waddles get big, I am pretty positive that that's a cockerel. Sorry. :( At least the white leghorns are very very beautiful roosters! I'll take him if you don't want him! ;) :p
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Just looked at some pictures of Leghorns, and I was wrong, that is a cockerel. Sorry! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Cherries Brood
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've been on your other post and I'm glad you gave the age here; it really helps in sexing the birds. You have a White Leghorn cockerel and the rest are all pullets.
     
  9. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh goodness. :( I already have 13 roosters... I love them all so much. They all run out to meet me, eat out of my hand, and are so very sweet. PT tested flock. I'm a member of the ABA and APA.
    I worked my tail end off to pay someone to "poultry babysit" for me, so I could go see my hubby while he was gone active duty Air Force. ... she didn't notice my broody hens, and I couldn't kill the babies in the eggs once I returned and saw that the eggs were already developing..
    Someone said in a reply that they would take the cockerel. . I would give him to you. But I am hesitant, because of possible him being killed to be eaten. .... they are all very much too sweet for that. .. I'd rather keep the cockerel ' s than them being killed. .. even for consumption. .. they are honestly too sweet for that. They are so loving, and really want to hang out with any person that comes along.. it's just hard, because I know there comes a point where I can't keep everyone. Especially the roosters :(
     
  10. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    No I understand where your coming from, I don't ever kill my chickens! I already have 4 roosters myself, one being a brown leghorn. That's as many roosters as I can keep, or handle for the time being. If you need to rehome him there's a rehoming thread on here, maybe you can go there and place an add firmly stating that you want to find him a good home (where he won't get eaten). It's important you emphasize that. Hope everything works out okay. :) He's a beautiful young boy, white leghorns actually turn out to be gorgeous roosters! And have been known to win a lot of contests around here. :)
     

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