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What is the gender of this leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aryellec, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. aryellec

    aryellec Out Of The Brooder

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    Approximatly 6 weeks. Was injured a few weeks ago, so not in the best shape. Was supposed to ve a pullet, but looking like a cockerel to me.
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That is a pullet.
     
  3. aryellec

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  4. Gray Farms

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    Being injured is going to majorly screw up its development. I wait until its fully recovered to be sure.
     
  5. aryellec

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    I have sperated, brought indoors, and have been doing physical therapy with this chicken since it was injured. My puppy got ahold of it. When i got it it could get off of its side and was being stepoed on by others. Now it looses balance on occassion, but can walk and even run. Therefore, i dont think development is going to ve terribly destroyed. It has come a long way.
     
  6. aryellec

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    Are you sure? I always thought 6 weeks was a but early for a pullet to have a red wattle, but im new to this breed
     
  7. aryellec

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    Are you sure? I always thought 6 weeks was a but early for a pullet to have a red wattle, but im new to this breed
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  8. QueenMisha

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    Leghorns are very early maturing and even hens have massive combs and wattles. I'd expect a cockerel to have an obvious, fully developed comb and wattles by now. That said, Gray Farms is right - the birds growth could easily have been impeded by the injury.
     
  9. aryellec

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    How will i know when this little one is better? I have had it in the house and have been walking it around for a while. Its hard to believe that it wont always have an occassional loss of balance
     
  10. aryellec

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    This was about 4 weeks. Didnt even have a red wattle yet. A lot has changed in the last few weeks.
     

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