Is my White Leghorn a boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jdleston, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. jdleston

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    I thought it was a girl but this one's comb had gotten really big in the last two weeks.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How old is the bird? Leghorn pullets can get some pretty impressive combs/wattles earlier than other breeds, which often leads to a minor panic regarding gender. I don't see any blatant male saddle or hackle feathers showing in these pictures, but the pictures aren't that clear in those areas and solid white or black birds can be hard to see them in.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Can you take a nice side profile shot that shows the whole bird in a natural, standing position?
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking pullet getting ready to lay, but it all depends on the age of the bird.
     
  5. Michael OShay

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    I'm thinking pullet as well, but I would like to see a good profile picture of your bird showing the hackle and tail feathers to be certain.
     
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  6. jdleston

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    Here are a couple more pics. Thank you! She (hopefully is 21 weeks)

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  7. Ol Grey Mare

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    At 21 weeks that is a pullet approaching the onset of production.
     
  8. ThePRfan

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    Pullet.Their very hard sexing.
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    Thanks for the new pic. She's a pullet. :eek:)
     
  10. jdleston

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    Thank you!
     

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