Little mutt bird, any guesses on sex?

Rena

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 30, 2011
59
3
41
Colorado
This funny looking little friend is 6 weeks old. Mom is a leghorn and dad is a Lakenvelder. He is the sweetest thing, always trying to climb up on your shoulder or get into your pocket (though he doesn't fit anymore). He was the only baby who made it from a small hatch so I don't have any others to compare. Any guesses on gender? I know it's early, but no harm asking?
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Thanks for any ideas!

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nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
3,518
107
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Foothills of NC
I say Rooster. He has large legs and a boyish posture. That black skin can fool ya. Is that a walnut comb in the making?
Are you absolutely positive about that parentage. From 2 single combed parents, where did that little one get his?
 
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kari_dawn

Songster
10 Years
Nov 2, 2009
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North Texas
My friend has hatchery white leghorns...one of them has a rose comb...who knows if the parents are from hatchery stock, but I too have doubt about it's lineage....was it a white leghorn? I thought leghorn white "covers up" other colors, making the bird predominantly white, yellow legs, and white skin (black skin on comb of this bird)? The earlobes look kindof yellow too?

Can you get a good close up of the comb for us?
 

nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
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Foothills of NC
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It's my understanding as well about the white cover-up. I believe it to be a dominant trait. I feel fairly certain that one cannot get black skin from that parentage.
 

Ariel301

Songster
10 Years
Nov 14, 2009
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21
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Kingman Arizona
It's a pullet. Leghorns and Lakenvelders are both large-combed breeds, so by now on a cockerel you would see some development. Unless it's a weird slow-developing one, they happen on occasion.
 

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