Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sightseeyeer, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. sightseeyeer

    sightseeyeer In the Brooder

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    Hey! We got this chicken from my younger brothers school, it is 4 mos old and I have no idea what gender it is. I'm usually great and being able to tell, but this is my first welsummer. (At least that's what I think it is, the school didn't know) please help!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    it's female, but I'm not sure it's a Welsummer. Does she have white ear lobes?
     
  3. sightseeyeer

    sightseeyeer In the Brooder

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    Yes this pic might be better [​IMG]
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Looks like white earlobes, brown leghorn probably.
     
  5. sightseeyeer

    sightseeyeer In the Brooder

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    Hmm ok thank you so Much! That gives me a lot more info. And all those pics were at a bad angle, the comb is actually about 2 inches long and an inch high if held up straight, so I thought it was really big for 4 mos
     
  6. sightseeyeer

    sightseeyeer In the Brooder

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    Even though the comb is that big, is it still a hen?
     
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  7. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chirping

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    A Leghorn pullet has a pretty big comb and pretty early comparatively.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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  9. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chirping

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    Here are two of our White Leghorn girls'
    heads. They're almost 3months old. See their large combs? A couple are already starting to flop even though they're not gargantuan yet.

    Sorry about pic quality in the second, I was trying to zoom on just the chicken so her head is better seen than my kids![​IMG]
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  10. sightseeyeer

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    Ok then, thank you so much! This helps a lot, I'm happy to know she's a hen because our hoa doesn't allow roosters. Thank you so much everyone!
     

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