leghorn chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Beckyhsinglsc, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age do leghorns start showing differences in sex?
    I have five 4 wk old "pullets" (Ideal 236). They all look the same, which is a good sign, but I'm wondering when I can be pretty sure that I have all pullets.
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Usually by 8 weeks.

    Mine started laying at 16.5 (from McMurray).

    You might hear a lot of people say their white leghorns are flighty/crazy but mine are very friendly chickens.
     
  3. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they usually feather in differently? Mine started getting tail feathers by day 3!

    We got red and black sex-links and leghorns this time and the leghorns are some of the sweetest. They love to sit on us.
     
  4. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I just took a look at my 7 day pictures and the leghorns had decent tails on them compared to the others. You can look on my page but I got 4 white leghorns and 3 each red and black stars among others ... so I have pictures if you need at each week.

    It's funny I thought the chipmunk chicks were so cute but the only ones that wanted to be held were the yellow chicks (white leghorns). I had two of them that I dubbed "leghorns of love" because every time I'd go into the basement they'd jump to the top of the box and want to be held.

    I got them to get lots of white eggs but I really do love them.
     
  5. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can start finding our white leghorn roos at a week old by 4 weeks they are fully sexed with no mistakes..those roos don't hide very long!
     
  6. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I assume you can spot them by the red comb? Or is it the feathering?
    Anyway, that's good news.

    All mine have combs that are small and light orange.
    Here's a pic from a few days ago...

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  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Still too young to tell for me.
     

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