leghorn sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by they'reHISchickens, May 8, 2009.

  1. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some Embryology chicks from the grandson and have been researching sexing these critters. He has already been warned that no roosters will survive:)
    I came across:
    http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/pr_histpubs/Pubs/SB307.PDF

    Did I read this correctly? Leghorn hens feather out in wings and tails sooner than the roos? Mine are 2 weeks old now and there are definite differences in the feathering. Anyone have leghorn experience?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I just know that with my white leghorns, the roos got red combs and wattles real quick.

    My little roos are 11 weeks old now and I'm ready to send 3 of them to freezer camp soon... I hope I can hold out another 5 weeks.
     
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the roos going to be a size to be worth the trouble of processing?
     
  4. ZZsBabiez

    ZZsBabiez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a lot of breeds feather out faster in pullets.. May not be the norm.. I see pullets get tails first..
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    they'reHISchickens :

    Are the roos going to be a size to be worth the trouble of processing?

    Folks process quail?​
     

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