What gender are these Leghorn's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Justhatched, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were supposed to be pullets. What do you think?[​IMG]

    5 weeks on Tuesday 3/13/2012 This one will fall asleep while I hold him/her.

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    Not sure of the exact age. I'm guessing about 4 weeks old.
     
  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At that age with that big of a comb? I would say boys, unless they are some crazy fast maturing mutation pullets [​IMG]
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know as leghorn hens do mature faster than other breeds and the hens do have huge combs
     
  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    No,at 5 weeks those are gonna be roos. :p My leghorn babies had huge combs, even at babies, but they were yellow, no pink at all.

    Just found a pic of my girls at 12 weeks..

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  5. PAchicks007

    PAchicks007 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with the others - think they are roos. Sorry and hope I'm wrong.
     
  6. So ill be the weird one :p

    I say the 1st one is a roo and the 2nd one is a pullet, the first ones comb is really red but the 2nd ones is more yellow, and smaller less red wattles
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is one of my Leghorn pullets at 4 weeks...
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    I think those may be boys

    Edited to add the right picture :rolleyes:
     
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  8. TinaSwarr

    TinaSwarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first one male second one female, but I have had leghorns surprise me at 10 to 12 weeks (all hens one day and the next day wondering where the rooster came from). I have only had chickens for a year and half but i get a steady supply of leghorn chicks from the local schools that hatch in the classrooms.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Both boys. Their combs are way too big for 4 weeks to be pullets. Even leghorn pullets at that age don't have that large of a comb.
     
  10. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I agree. I have leghorns as shown above and I would be highly surprised if either of those is a pullet with a red comb at that age.
     

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