Please Help! What breed and what gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jojothechicken, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. jojothechicken

    jojothechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    ^^^ This is my little hen, Willa. She is about 4 1/2-5 weeks old and is (supposed to be) a hen. But people keep saying that her comb is growing really quickly. I don't know what breed she is. If it is a she!



    [​IMG]<<<<this is one of my other hens, JoJo. She is the same age but obviously, as you can see, her comb is very small. She is a Golden Comet.

    So can anyone help me determine what breed Willa is? And also if she is a hen or a rooster, because I will not buy her if she is a rooster, so it's really important to know ASAP! Thanks!!
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the comb is quite large for that age, but it could still be a hen depeding on the breed. When i fist saw the pic, i thought it might be a leghorn. The yellow legs, and large comb are charicteristics of leghorns. but the comb may still be too big to be a hen
     
  3. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick number 1 is definitely a rooster. The comb is far too red and large for his age to be anything else, sorry. The second chick is a bit young to tell properly but if I had to guess I would say its a pullet.
     
  4. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I vote Willa is a William.
     
  5. lindisfarne

    lindisfarne Out Of The Brooder

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    looks a bit like our young leghorn rooster same age...but wattles are more noticeable in ours so you may still have a pullet?i'm no expert though[​IMG]
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  6. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 looks like a roo and #2 is a pullet. =)
     
  7. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    #2 is definately a pullet, OP said Golden Comet, which is a sex-link. Male would have been white with red leakage I believe. [​IMG]
     
  8. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I am also leaning toward Willa being a male sex-link
     
  9. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorn cockerel and a Red sex-link pullet.
     
  10. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    boy has a brownish tint like male GSLs, hackles and saddles will grow in red, yellow, or brown
     

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