Roo or pullet white leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dirtroaddarlin, Mar 28, 2018.

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  1. dirtroaddarlin

    dirtroaddarlin Chirping

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    Here is a picture of my two leghorns. I got them 3/5/18. One developed a crown quickly, and started growing a lot quicker than the other. The other one is barely starting to get a crown and quite a bit smaller than the other. They are 5 weeks old as of 3/28/18. Could anyone confirm if I’m right thinking 1 is a roo and 1 is a hen?
     

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Chances are good you have at least one cockerel then.
     
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  3. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    Definitely one boy, and very likely one girl. Wait another couple of weeks to be absolutely sure about the pullet, but right now it looks like one of each.
     
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  4. dirtroaddarlin

    dirtroaddarlin Chirping

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    That’s what I was thinking too. Thank you!
     
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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Definitely a boy. And it appears that at least one of your Barred Rocks is also male.
     
  6. dirtroaddarlin

    dirtroaddarlin Chirping

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    Crap. I was wondering about that.
     
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  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    agree with @junebuggena
    also, I'd watch that little cockerel... if he continues to grow exponentially faster than the other one, it may be a Cornish X not a leghorn.
     
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  8. dirtroaddarlin

    dirtroaddarlin Chirping

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    I’ll try to get a picture of both of them standing and post it later tonight. I’m not going to keep any roosters so I guess someone will have a cheap chicken dinner at my expense! ;)
     
  9. dirtroaddarlin

    dirtroaddarlin Chirping

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    What would help me distinguish if I have a white leghorn rooster or a Cornish x?
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Size. Leghorns are smaller than Barred Rocks, they are a lightly built, slim breed. Cornish X will be the size of a typical adult bird in as little as 8 weeks.
     
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