sexing lavender leghorn chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jfm5, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. jfm5

    jfm5 New Egg

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    hello, i have 4 lavender leghorn chicks at 6 weeks old i only want the hens only one of them i feel must be a cock the first pic. the other 3 look like the 2nd pic what to you think. not the beat pics i know thanks for any help [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    That pink/red on comb is a dead give away isn't it? Leghorns have huge combs and I think the hens get wattles a little earlier than other breeds too. Your dead on going by red larger comb being the cockerels.
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get lavendar leghorns?
     
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorn pullets have little to no comb until they get of laying age, looks like you got all boys with one being the dominant one(reddest comb) if they all got combs like that.
    I have black leghorns that are about the same age if not older then yours and hens are pale with tiny combs and no wattles.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's pretty safe to say that the first one is a boy.

    What pretty birds.
     
  6. jfm5

    jfm5 New Egg

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    i got them from a cattle market
     
  7. jfm5

    jfm5 New Egg

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    i got them from a cattle market in leicestershire


     
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I am agreeing with your assessment. I think pic one is a boy and the ones that look like pic 2 are girls. What gorgeous birds! I love, love, love leghorns and had NO CLUE they come in lavender!
     
  9. oldorchardfarms

    oldorchardfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have anymore pics or just the one,i have noticed the hens get big combs quick also but tend to have smaller legs.
     
  10. jfm5

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    hello, sorry being so late in replying to your post only just got back from a 3 week holiday to the usa but i have just today taken a pic of my lavender leghorn now at 20 weeks old
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