legbars: what is their sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greengravy, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. greengravy

    greengravy Out Of The Brooder

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    Day old legbar chicks, not sure what they are. I thought it was supposed to be easy to tell them apart. [​IMG] One is dark colored with a head spot & the other has a very small head spot but a little bit of markings on the eyes, but no stripe along the body. Neither is as light as I thought the males should be, so I was hoping they aren't both males.


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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are interesting babies. Whoever is breeding them is not tightly controlling their breeding program, and is losing the autosexing feature of the breed.

    The lefthand one is absolutely a male. The righthand one has coloration features of both male and female. However, she's dark enough that I'd hazard a bet that it's a girl.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i would say it's a pair

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  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I agree, one of each.
     
  5. blackbirds13

    blackbirds13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna say both male
     
  6. greengravy

    greengravy Out Of The Brooder

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    wow, I wasn't the only one that thought their coloring was not typical of what I would expect for legbar chicks. Thank you guys for your responses.

    Here is a photo of the 7 eggs they came from. They are a beautiful blue/aqua. The other eggs are easter egger eggs that I put there for color comparison. In total, 3 chicks hatched out of the 7 eggs. 2 of the eggs had loose air sacks so I had to throw those away even after trying them for a week. The 3rd chick that was not pictured came out of it's egg after I posted the thread. It looks just like the other darker chick that some of you guys think could be a female.

    Thank you for your help!


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  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the eggs are a nice color
     

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