What Gender is my leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by phantomml, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. phantomml

    phantomml Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have a new baby leghorn from my pullets I raised [​IMG] I heard you can tell age when they are newborns by their feathers- I couldn't get a real good picture, but to me by the feathers it has two distint rows, one longer than the other, and not tapered like I see the males pictures I see online here, but more rounded at the ends like the female and are definitely two lenghths. I am so excite- I would love to start guessing right!! I got 25 americana pullet chicks from TSC in the spring, and I didn't check, but of the 25 "Pullets" I ended up with 24 surviving and 8 pullets, and 16 roos, so rather than deal with the large scale of roosters I would rather give them away if I can start to tell better!! [​IMG]

    Feather Sexing site http://www.hyline.com/redbook/Breeders/Gender_ID.html

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    fist baby from my April Pullets!!
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    Her ? wings ?
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  2. phantomml

    phantomml Out Of The Brooder

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    oh one more picture she is so cute!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Too early to tell.
     
  4. phantomml

    phantomml Out Of The Brooder

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    How soon can you tell with feather sexing?
     
  5. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It'll be a couple weeks at least until you can tell.
    Do you mean feather sexing where the baby chick's wing feathers grow out in different patterns during the first week? I saw that on youtube..I dont think it works. I know some people swear by it, but it's pretty sketchy.
     
  6. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can generally tell with leghorns but I need both sexes the same age as comparison. At about 3-5 days of age, the leghorn pullets have a tiny tail and the lil roos don't. If there is no comparison, you may have to wait til she lays or crows, which in leghorns, the crow comes early:)
    I have even started to sex our Orps when I have both sexes of the same age to compare. But I need the comparison:)
     
  7. grandiose

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    they'reHISchickens :

    I can generally tell with leghorns but I need both sexes the same age as comparison. At about 3-5 days of age, the leghorn pullets have a tiny tail and the lil roos don't. If there is no comparison, you may have to wait til she lays or crows, which in leghorns, the crow comes early:)
    I have even started to sex our Orps when I have both sexes of the same age to compare. But I need the comparison:)

    Oh yuck. If I go by that, the chicks that I suspect of being leghorns are all Roos. That would SUCK...​
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wayyyyyy to soon. [​IMG]
     
  10. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too soon but what a doll [​IMG]
     

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