red in the comb at 2wks 5days? could it be a boy???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken5555, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered five leghorn pullets from cackle. They were hatched on the morning of May 25, so they are 2 weeks and 5 days old. The company sent seven chicks (two extra, cool). One of the chicks has had a bigger comb from the beginning, and now it is turning red toward the back. Is it safe to say this little chick is a cockerel?? I don't mind if it is a boy, I'm just curious.

    Also when I ordered the leghorns I also ordered 5 easter egger pullets. One of them has a more pronounced comb that I'll be keeping my eyes on.

    let me know if you need pictures and I'll upload them when I get the chance.
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say so, because reddish combs that early almost certainly indicate cockerels. But pictures might be nice just to be sure. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a VERY large comb for such a young baby! [​IMG] I would definitely say cockerel. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  5. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Cockerel.
     
  6. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks for your confirmations :D
     
  7. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're so welcome! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  8. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    UPDATE - Captain Jack is officially a 'he'.
    He's three weeks old and check out that comb!
     
  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    he is gonna have a huge comb like that
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    He is amazing!
     

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