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New Leghorn Pullets 11 and a half weeks old, possible roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sailing Dede, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Sailing Dede

    Sailing Dede Out Of The Brooder

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    My mother purchased two leghorn pullets at 9 weeks old and now a few weeks later, we are wondering whether we still have two girls.
    One is white (Snowdrop) and the other is lavender (lavender questionable Hemlock).

    Hear are some pictures. Im very certain the white one (snowdrop) is a pullet. she has a lovely crest on her head.
    Lavender has not crowed or anything, but has a very developed comb and wattles, but could this just be because the breed adults have very big wattles and combs?

    LEGHORN EXPERTS opinions please!!!

    I have included pictures of them both for comparitive reasons. I can see no saddle feathers either. Snowdrop is definately a girl, but is Lavender?

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    Please help!!!
     
  2. Sailing Dede

    Sailing Dede Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help, as she is not aloud a roo in her area
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    The lavender looks like a roo and the white looks like a pullet.. but are you sure they are leghorns?
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you located?
     
  5. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not an expert but I guess roo cause those are developed waddles and comb. But if it hasn't crowed yet, I'd keep it til it did or layed an egg. [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  6. jarvis

    jarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they dont look like leghorns to me .. ?? im no expert tho... they both look like pullets tho ?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think both girls and I second that they're not leghorns.
     
  8. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may not look like Leghorns by American standards but they may fit the description of Leghorns in another country. We need to know where the OP is from to be able to advise.
     
  9. Sailing Dede

    Sailing Dede Out Of The Brooder

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    These are English Leghorns [​IMG]
    They should have floppy combs if they are girls.
    I see there are some mixed views here.
    I really hope they are both girls.
    Has anyone got any pics that might help of a similar looking bird?
    Thankyou all

    dede
     
  10. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your in the UK the white one is not a pure leghorn, they shouldn't have crests, look like it has a bit of araucana in it, the blue looks abit rooish not sure about the white one

    my young leghorn pullet at 18 weeks
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    and my older hen
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