Leghorn Pullets or Cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FlockyFeathers, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. FlockyFeathers

    FlockyFeathers Just Hatched

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    Hi all! I feel like I've scoured the internet on all things chicken before making the leap to finally get some. I saw a chart online showing the differences between baby pullets and cockerels and the pullets grew pin feathers and wing feathers really quickly whereas cockerels still looked yellow and fluffy for a long time. Can you verify between these if one is definitely a cockerel and one a pullet just by feather growth? They're 5 weeks old. My guess is the cockerel is on the left and pullet on the right?[​IMG][/IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    They both look to be feathering a bit slow (ie cockerel like) but it could be a breed thing. I have a couple. Judging by the combs, which are more reliable, neither looks overly male so far.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If they're really Leghorns I'm saying both females. Little Leghorn cockerels sprout combs early and hard.
    They do seem a bit heavy bodied to be Leghorns though. Hard to say for sure. But, neither one is screaming cockerel at this point.
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    From where did you get them?
     
  6. FlockyFeathers

    FlockyFeathers Just Hatched

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    Oh my! So is the comb a telltale sign? I have one we call King [​IMG]bc I was pretty certain he was a Roo by the way he carried himself and Queeny [​IMG](these two are currently at the top of the pecking order) are they both roosters then?? I purchased a straight run from Tractor Supply
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Is the skin irritated (reddened) on the one you think is a cockerel, or is that red feathers starting to grow? I'm thinking doesn't look like a white leghorn either.
     
  8. FlockyFeathers

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    He's the only one that looks like that. His feathers are really patchy compared to everyone else. I was thinking maybe they get bald patchy spots before growing their new feathers like ducks do. Is that not the case with chickens? (Can you tell I'm new to this?)
     

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