Lanissa86

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Can someone please post a pic of a juvenile leghorn, or white rock. I am trying to see if my chick is one of the two and I noticed that the leghorn females have combs as well, if my chick is 3 weeks and a roo, should his comb be red yet or no? So far its not.
 

silkiechicken

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Leghorn chicks will be tiny vs other types of chicks and be a bit more flighty. As adults the girls have big floppy combs, under 4 months or so there will be little if any comb. By about 4 weeks, your leghorn roo will have a reddish swolen growing comb if it is a he, if he's a rock, then 6 weeks should tell. Else you have a girl.
 

Lanissa86

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Yup, that looks like ours! Thanks for the pic, your chicks are cute by the way!
Do you know if yours are pullets are roos? The look exactly like mine only, mine had a big comb at only 3 weeks, but it hasn't changed any color or shade of pink or red? But I guess I have to wait a few more weeks. He sure is a bossy thing, so I am really leaning towards Roo for mine...
 

Lanissa86

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So there IS still HOPE! YAY! Thanks for the responses, I looked up some leghorns and heard how the roosters crow, and MY Goodness they are SUPER loud!!! Hopefully our Boss is a Girl then!!!!
I'll just keep crossing my fingers!
 

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