what gender and sex, i think white leghorn?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amiel2697, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. amiel2697

    amiel2697 New Egg

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    i have 5 3 week old leghorn (not sure id they are) i got from a hatchery in a box that has full of unsexed chicks. they said that get just get some. its cheaper to buy unsexed chicks. so i picked five pulle0ts. i knew because of their wing feathers. here. im very very very very sure that their feathers that day looks like this. (left)

    http://survivalfarm.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/pullet-rooster-wing.jpg

    now hat theyre 3 weeks old, i noticed their combs are growing fast. i researched and found that leghorns has big combs but im confused some pullets has small combs [​IMG] . here is one of my chicks.

    http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hpho...09742033_100000203160267_1166099_805424_n.jpg

    i hope theyre all pullets. thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post full body images? That would help. I have two California Whites and the picture you submitted looks like what my girls looked like at about 8 weeks. They do have big combs and many of my friends think they are roosters because of it.
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
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    The breeder flock for the female line must be slow feathering only, and the breeder flock for the male line must be fast feathering only. To breed for the chicks you would then cross the slow feathering females with the fast feathering males. The resulting offspring would be the opposite of their parents. Females fast feathering and the males slow feathering.

    Unless you know that the chicks came from feather sexing breeding then feathers at day old will not tell you the sex.
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKFeathSex.html
    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/1974-05-01/How-to-Sex-Day-Old-Chicks.aspx
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261208

    If its getting that big and pink/red at 3 weeks its proubly a Roo...
     
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  4. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say roo my leghorn's combs would be hard pressed to be that large and they are 8 weeks old.
     
  5. amiel2697

    amiel2697 New Egg

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    WAAHH! [​IMG] im so confused. i have a 15 week old philippine native chicken pullet and examined its vent. then i compared it to the five chicks i have and its exactly the same!! its just smaller than my 15 week old pullet. [​IMG] but still not sure because of their big combs. ill be posting a picture of their whole body later. thanks for ur replies. [​IMG])
     

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