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Looking for Leghorn chicks pictures

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FisherMOM, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    If you have any leghorn chick pictures, I'd love to see them.

    My babies are 13 days old and I am so afraid that they are both cockerels. I try to keep in mind that leghorns have big combs.
    But these combs are pinkish already! [​IMG]

    they are the only 2 chicks we have.

    They didn't looks so pink this morning as they did tonight.

    Actually..these babies are a leghorn crossed with a mutt.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you can post a pic that would be great. My leghorn boys all had pink combs by the time they were 2 weeks old. Had one crow at 3 weeks... he's the one who's comb turned pink on day THREE!! [​IMG]
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY


    Well... I will have to get pictures tomorrow.

    here is one taken at 9 days old...

  4. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    I KNOW that is is too early to tell...

    Here are my babies at 16 days....


    I am not sure if this is in the correct forum. I really didn't plan to sex them yet, I just wanted to see baby leghorn pictures!


    hahaha.. here is Momma looking for food!


  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    FisherMOM - they look like cockerals.

    Experienced sexers can sex them at hatch.
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I was going to say the same thing. My leghorn roo had a comb at birth and turn red in a couple of weeks. The hens developed slower and did not really turn red until closer to reaching laying age.
  7. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Hey Fisher! [​IMG]

    Here's my former leghorn roos, Buster and Baxter at about a week or so old.


    Their combs got pink by week 4 and they both acted like roos really early. They were both crowing (very pathetically) at 8 weeks old!

    You'll know for sure soon enough although they both look like roos to me!

  8. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    sigh..that would stink... 2 roos.. and they will have to go.

    I can only hope for girls. [​IMG] well... I think finding homes won't be
    to hard to do.

    Now I think my broody has an infection. Her eye is swollen and a little bubbly. She has been scratching it like crazy. One of the chickens and her got in a scrap last week.

    I am going to start her on some Antibiotics I suppose.

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