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Sexing White Leghorns

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AimsChickies, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I have a batch of white leghorn eggs hatching this week. Wondering if anyone has any tips on sexing white leghorn chicks? Thanks!
     
  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
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  3. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like Mikarod said... Pullets feather out fast and by 4 weeks you can definitely tell who are the roos! The combs on them grow really fast as well!
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If your chicks are from male breeders with slow feathering and female breeders of fast feathering, you can do feather sexing. Else, wait two weeks and the boys will have red combs! Some start to show as early as 4-5 days!
     
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, the combs on Leghorns are INSANE. You'll be able to tell quite quickly.
     
  6. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all of the tips!
     
  7. CrystalFloresRD

    CrystalFloresRD Out Of The Brooder

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    Based on the above comments, I am guessing this 5 day old chick may be a pullet?
     
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  8. amyvt76

    amyvt76 Just Hatched

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    2 months old now. Look like rooster? [​IMG] both babies look the same
     
  9. LaFarm

    LaFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I looks like a pullet to me. Only because our white leghorn roosters seemed to grow waddles and combs longer and faster. Here's a longhorn gen in front and roo in back. The hen still has a red comb larger than other breeds.
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  10. amyvt76

    amyvt76 Just Hatched

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    Thanks!
     

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