Pullet or Roo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenDog0421, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. ChickenDog0421

    ChickenDog0421 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I just got 8 new chicks on friday and I love them! I'm just a little bit concerned about one being a roo though. They're only 4-5 days old but she/he is growing so much faster then the rest and already has a kind of a larger comb and larger feathers for her/his wings. I don't know if it's to early to tell though, maybe I'm just paranoid. She/he is a White Leghorn. Please let me know your opinions :)
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  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you buy pullets? Or straight run?
    I dont see any reason to beleive its a boy yet. In my experience the girls always feather in faster.
    Lehorns also have very large combs in the hens. And seem to mature faster than other breeds. I would say too early to tell :)
     
  3. ChickenDog0421

    ChickenDog0421 Out Of The Brooder

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    @Ducks4us Yes we did buy all pullets, so I'm hoping that Leghorns just mature a little faster :) I'm already very attached to her so hopefully she's a she haha thank you for your opinion, I appreciate it! I will post pictures when she gets a little older!
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Leghorns of production lines do mature very quickly - and there is nothing particularly "cockerelish" about this bird at this point - they are a breed know for large, floppy combs and this starts with relatively "early" development in young birds which frequently causes alarm in those keeping them. This bird may still end up being male, but at this point there is nothing about the photos that would cause me a moment's concern.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pullet for now
     
  6. ChickenDog0421

    ChickenDog0421 Out Of The Brooder

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    @Ol Grey MareThank you! Very helpful and makes me feel less worried and stressed about it :)
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Leghorn cockerels generally have red in their combs by 6-7 weeks. Females get larger combs than other breeds, but they stay pink/fleshy colored until 4+ months. They do tend to freak folks out, thinking they have a cockerel. Post again around 5-6 weeks, we should be able to say for sure at that point.
     
  8. ChickenDog0421

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    @donrae Okay, I will keep an eye on the color and then post again when she gets older :) Thank you!
     
  9. djnruben

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    [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG][​IMG] pullet/ roo?
     

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