When will I be able to tell if my Leghorn pullets are all pullets?PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CovenantCreek, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    The "girls" are 4 weeks old. Some seem rather large compared to the others, some seem to have a little more comb development, and several have big, full tails already. Is it too soon to tell or are these good indicators of sex in White Leghorns?
     
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  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    can you post a pic? the males get VERY pink combs very quickly.
     
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Quote:I'll try to get pics tomorrow.
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    awesome, i'll keep an eye out.
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sound to me you might have a few roos.
     
  6. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Here are some pics -- they weren't at all cooperative about being photographed. Since they wouldn't stand still for very long, I may have multiple pics of the same chick that aren't identified as such. I know I have some boys in the crowd, they're already starting the chest bumping shenanigans.

    I think both of these are boys
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    I think there are at least a couple boys in this one
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    Pullets?
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  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    The chest bumping doesn't mean anything in regards to what sex they are - the females do that too. They all look like pullets to me.
    Leghorn males develop combs very early and it should be obvious by now.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hard to say. I'm guessing they're all pullets.
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think your guesses are pretty accurite. If I recall right, they grow quickly and within no time you will be able to tell them apart.

    re: the top pic. that one standing so upright just must be a cockerel with the stance. And the one in the background looks like hes not feeling well. Maybe just my imagination or the way the pic is.
     
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    They are so cute [​IMG] I just love those little (white leghorns) ones. I have some of those in my incubator due to hatch any day now. [​IMG]
     

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