Is my brown leghorn a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ravynia_30, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Ravynia_30

    Ravynia_30 In the Brooder

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    Suddenly, my brown leghorn's spur spots... seem to be growing! My RIR chick has soft squishy spots where roos get spurs, but my leghorn chick has firm.. almost hard growth spots there instead.

    She seems very hennish in every other way to me... but I am very new to this, only a year under my belt, so I would very much like your opinion on this.

    See, my hubby finally said I could have a roo. I want an Americauna... so knowing my luck, my "hen" leghorn, will end up a roo... and while I will keep her and love her just the same if she is a he... I do NOT have the room for two roosters, so I need to know ASAP, so I know whether or not to continue my search for an Americauna rooster.



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  2. Badbaby05

    Badbaby05 Chirping

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    How old?
     
  3. Ravynia_30

    Ravynia_30 In the Brooder

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    Oops!! 5 weeks old.
     
  4. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Songster

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    I did not know Leghorn hens combs get big also like that so I say pullet
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2011
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Don't be too alarmed by them. I had a Welsummer hen that had that grew spurs and big ones. [​IMG]
     
  6. Badbaby05

    Badbaby05 Chirping

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    5 weeks and a comb like that, ya I'd have to say boy!
     
  7. gaillardia

    gaillardia Songster

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    Looks just like my hen when she was that age. All of my girls had little spur bumps, and my roo had no obvious spurs.
     
  8. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

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    It might be a hen, leghorns usually have big combs even when they are little, she looks a little older than 5 weeks old tho. But if she really is 5 weeks old just wait for 2 more weeks and then his or her feathers will start to change.
     
  9. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

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    If the chest is nice and brown its a hen if it has all black feathers or a several throughout the brown its a roo. At this age brown leghorns are easy to sex by colour.
     
  10. Red&Yellow

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    Looks like a girl.
     

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