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Male of Female.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Adolfo Sanchez, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Adolfo Sanchez

    Adolfo Sanchez Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend of mine gave me some fertilized eggs, this one in particular she said, the mom is a Leghorn and the dad is one of those Small size chickens with feathers in their legs, this one is about 6-8 weeks I believe is a rooster, it looks like a leghorn but has feathers on the legs. what do you guys think, male of female?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I'd vote roo also, that is a lot of red comb/wattle for a 6-8 week old, even if a leghorn X
     
  3. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd say pullet. ;)
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Male.
     
  5. Adolfo Sanchez

    Adolfo Sanchez Out Of The Brooder

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    Since it's a mix of breeds, and it looks like it's mom, wouldn't that make it a male? even though I read somewhere that sex link rules don't apply to white leghorns. any input on this?
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Just because it's a mix and looks like mom doesn't mean it's male, no. Sex linkage requires specific colors to work. Leghorns are usually dominant white, which basically covers everything else, so they can't be used for sex link crosses. Plus, with no idea what color the father is, even if the hen were silver factor vs dominant white, you still wouldn't know if you were getting sex link.

    That much comb at this age is male.
     
  7. Adolfo Sanchez

    Adolfo Sanchez Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Rachel!
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    cockerel
     
  9. Adolfo Sanchez

    Adolfo Sanchez Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a picture of the parents, the white leghorn is the mom.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I would say male. Thats just too much comb and wattle for a bird his age.
     

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