Sex of these chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dockens, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. dockens

    dockens Hatching

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    I ask because the white leghorn made what sounded like the beginnings of a crow today. I can't have roosters in the city (Mesa, AZ) so as soon as I can figure it out, I will have to fins a new home. Anyways, here are some photos, the first two are of the white leghorn, the next two are of my araucana, and the last two are of my cochin/RIR mix.

    White leghorn
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    Araucana
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    Cochin/RIR mix
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    Thanks in advance for all your help!
     
  2. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

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    How old are they?
    The leghorn is the only questionable one, but even the hens grow really big combs once mature.
     
  3. dockens

    dockens Hatching

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    Oh sorry! Thanks for the quick response!

    They are going on 9 weeks old.
     
  4. TheNewMrsEvans

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    Ok well then I say Leghorn Rooooooooooooo! Sorry [​IMG]
     
  5. dockens

    dockens Hatching

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    Well, I suspected as much. I believe you, but I may hold out hope and wait until I hear a full crow!
     
  6. GardeNerd

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    I thought the combs on the leghorn pullets flop over.
     
  7. dockens

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    I thought the combs on the leghorn pullets flop over.

    I'm not sure, but looking around, I have seen photos of hens with floppy combs and some without.​
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Welcome from Glendale, AZ.

    At almost 9 weeks old, I think both the leghorn & 'araucana' are definitely roos. The cochin/RIR is still iffy - the wattles look like they're starting to grow a little early, but still could end up being a pullet. I don't know much about cochins and whether or not they mature early.

    Here's a few pictures of my pullets when they were almost 8 weeks old, so you can see the diffence in combs & wattles.

    Leghorns & RIR:
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    Easter eggers (that the feed stores sell as araucanas) - real araucanas are rumpless/tailless (these are also almost 8 weeks old)

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  9. dockens

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    Thanks for the welcome ArizonaDesertChicks.

    It's looking more and more like I may need to find a home for this (these!) roosters. That would be quite a downer.
     

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