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Leghorn Cockeral or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SilkieBantams, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I would really like to know what gender my leghorn is?

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  2. Jakl

    Jakl Out Of The Brooder

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    Small wattles= hen
    large comb= roo

    Does it have spur buds?

    I kind of vote pullet, it looks feminine
     
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    All chicks have spur buds, so that doesn't help determine gender. I'm guessing rooster since it's comb is so red at this age.
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is it? I'm leaning toward roo too since it still appears to be really young and that is a heckuva lotta red comb.
     
  5. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I don't know it's age since I bought it from my local feed store.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    none of this really matters when it is a leghorn...all chicks have spur buds and some hens (mainly games) even grow spurs

    as for this one...it still looks like it has chick fuzz, the comb is nice and red already and the wattles are also nice and red for such a young age i am leaning towards a cockerel for this leghorn
     
  7. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definetly a roostey
     
  8. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    If my leghorn turns out to be a cockeral (rooster) I'll be sure that it gets a girl of it's kind.
     

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