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Sex of 4 week old Light Brown Leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clairebear, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. clairebear

    clairebear Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have a 4 week old light brown leghorn that came from a hatchery as a sexed pullet. I wanted some good layers and the brown leghorns are prettier than the white so I ordered one. I did a search but none of the threads that came up helped enough to decide. The comb is really large and the chick has tiny spur bumps like a cockerel would have but the color seems more female than male. The chick is flighty but curious and doesn't panic when I hold it. But I am confused! Can someone with leghorn experience help me figure out the sex of my chick?

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    Thanks,
    Claire
     
  2. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns have big combs so I would say it looks like a pullet.
     
  3. clairebear

    clairebear Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Smoochie. I hope so! [​IMG]
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    spur bumps are present on both genders just like both genders of humans have thumbs.

    Everything about your chick looks pullet so far, and smoochie is right, Leghorns just have big combs.
     
  5. clairebear

    clairebear Out Of The Brooder

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    That's really good to know about the spur bumps.[​IMG]

    So far I've had good luck with sexed pullets from MPC and had a feeling she was a pullet but that comb was really throwing me off. Most of the photos I found of similarly aged pullets had smaller combs. Thanks Pele.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet!
     
  7. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl to me. :)
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, the color says girl. Those leghorn girls get impressive combs but if she was a cockerel it would be even larger at this age!
     
  9. clairebear

    clairebear Out Of The Brooder

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    It's unanimous for pullet! [​IMG]

    Thank you everyone!
     
  10. lakirkpatrick

    lakirkpatrick New Egg

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    So, this chick is supposed to be a brown leghorn... Based on the markings as a chick I was thinking pullet, but now with the black chest I'm confused.. And thoughts?!
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