Leghorn sex please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 16 paws, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Can anyone tell me what sex this Leghorn is?
    Also if anyone may know why it has swollen legs. I posted it in the disease section but didnt get any answers except maybe kidney failure or Lukemia. The chicken is about 4 or 5 months old. Very healthy but it lays down a lot compared to my other chickens. Everything else looks fine. [​IMG]
  2. A close up of his legs might help us.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    And we'll need a profile body shot for sexing.
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Looks like a rooster, also leg swelling can be a number of things.
    If your feeding a Layer type feed you might try feeding him a grower type feed.
    Laying type feed is meant for laying hen (hens that are currently laying eggs), The high amount of calcium in layer feed can cause a number of problems in non-laying fowl including gout.
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Looks like a rooster in this photo, but a side-profile photo would help.
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    That looks like a cockerel to me, too.
  7. Ok, here is a pix of the legs. I shot a profile picture but it wont let me load it. I will try again today. Thanks
  8. Ok, here are some other shots and thanks for all the replies.[​IMG]
    Ok, I took some shots and I cant get them to upload. Here is the message I keep getting:
    Some images failed to upload:
    • sophia 002.jpg - Error, param staticContentPath is not a directory! [/var/www/html/static.backyardchickens.com/pub//imgrepo]

    You can try re-selecting them and uploading again.
    I have been uploading pictures since I have been on this site and never had a problem. Havent changed cameras or settings, now can anyone tell me what is wrong?
  9. Thanks,
    He has been on chick start and grow since I have had him, I keep chicks and their mamas in the main flock so that is what I use for everyone and then I provide oyster shell for the hens. I thought he looks like a cockerel but he doesnt act at all like one. I have 2 other cockerels in the flock and they dont bother him. He has never tried to crow and I have a silkie older than him that has already started to crow.
    I did notice fine red lines going down the legs, almost look like fine scratches but they are not scratches.
    Thanks for any further help.

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