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leghorn pair I believe?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sugarjax06, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. sugarjax06

    sugarjax06 Out Of The Brooder

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    My first time with leghorns and I know that they have larger combs in general but would you say that it is safe to assume we have a boy and girl?
    They are 3 weeks which seems so early to me to be able to tell but if so then I like the idea of leghorns!
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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    For now I'd say so, but may change in truth. Always best to give them a couple more months to really make sure.

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  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had WL's and usually the cockerel gets his comb in pretty fast. The pullets usually get their big combs closer to time to laying. At least in my experience. From what I see I say yes you have a pair.
     
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  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Can be hard with leghorns. My four girls had HUGE combs - the tipoff was they stayed yellow until just before POL. If there's red, I bet it's a boy. Here's one at four weeks! (and it's a girl, laying me nice white eggs now):

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  6. sugarjax06

    sugarjax06 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow that is big for 4 weeks! That's kinda what I was wondering so thanks for sharing the picture. Of course, I know that I need to wait longer to tell for sure but I just wasn't positive if you can tell with leghorns really early. Sometimes experience is all you need with certain breeds Now that we've seen barred rocks young, it is pretty easy to tell them apart at 4 weeks so I figured those of you with WL experience might be able to tell. [​IMG]
     

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