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Is this a rooster? 24week old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by savilcr, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I bought these chicks Feb 25. at one day old, the two leghorns I have seem to not be nearly as big as the buffs, black sex link, or RIR. However they both have huge combs, could they be roosters? I don’t think they are but how often does mcmurray hatchery miss on guessing the sex of baby chicks?



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  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you get a couple more shots, side view etc...I don't see saddle feathers on the rear, better pic will help
     
  3. Chad the Chicken Man

    Chad the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me it looks like a hen. leghorns, rooster and hens, both have huge combs and wattles. nice looking bird though. I have a couple brown leghorns.
     
  4. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol it looks like a sea gull with s red rubber glove on it's head [​IMG]
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Looks like a hen, leghorn hens have those huge floppy combs. She looks a bit pale. Is she laying yet? Also, leghorns won't be as big - they are skinnier chickens by design.

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  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a hen to me! As far as McMurrays sexing accuracy.....I ordered 17 Cochins from them in the spring (4 of them were straight run blues). At this point, they're 13 or 14 weeks old, I don't think I have a single rooster. Of course that would be my luck, I was really hoping for at least 1. Anyone in the central Va area have a blue or splash LF Cochin rooster they need to rehome?
     

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