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Was I sold a roo or two?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TinaOK, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. TinaOK

    TinaOK In the Brooder

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    Two weeks ago I bought 6 pullets at Atwoods, three 'white' chickens, a sex link and two barred rocks. They are all doing well and growing and growing. Of the three white chickens two have a more developed comb than the third. Here is a picture of two of the little darlings. It's so hard to get them to stand still for their portrait, but you can see the difference in the combs. What do you think? Is it too soon to tell, since they are only about 3 weeks old?

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    Also, what breed do you think the 'white' chickens might be?

    Thanks for your help!
    Tina
     
  2. cocopop

    cocopop Chirping

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    If the chicks comb is larger than it's sibling, there is a good chance it is a rooster.
     
  3. TinaOK

    TinaOK In the Brooder

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    RATS! I already have one "pullet" rooster and I don't need three! Two of the three white chicks has the larger comb.
     
  4. From the color of their feathers as well as the color of their ears and the shape of their comb my guess is white leghorn. Looks like a little rooster to me.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    X2 you have a white leghorn rooster with that comb at three weeks
     
  6. TinaOK

    TinaOK In the Brooder

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    Anyone want two roosters?
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd wait a little while and see. Leghorn hens can get combs pretty early. I'd wait until 6 weeks or so and see how things look then.
     
  8. TinaOK

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    Rachel,
    Thanks, I'll see what develops.
    Tina
     

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