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White Leggings

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HenPen42, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. HenPen42

    HenPen42 Out Of The Brooder

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    We hatched 5 white leggings in May...so these are about 16 weeks old...Can you tell if I have Hens or Roosters?
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Leghorns aren't shy about growing combs, so at this age I'm saying all girls. In fact, I'd think they're a bit younger, at 16 weeks I'd think some of them would have started to pink up and get larger combs.
     
  3. HenPen42

    HenPen42 Out Of The Brooder

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    We hatched in May...16 weeks tomarrow actually...That is good news to me...would love to have all ladies
     
  4. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. HershelMS

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    looks like you got a yard of pullets... zooming in on the pictures i dont even see a spur knot in the bunch on any of the legs. Leghorns actually develop (on the Cockerels), a knot about an inch up the leg where the spur is trying to come in... that would be noticable about 6 weeks even.... Congrats on the full brood of gals :)...
     
  6. HershelMS

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    if you ever get sex link breeds, its easy as pie. even right out of the egg.
    Black Sex Links are black chicks but the male will have a white comb spot right on top of his head.
    Red Sex Links have rust to red out of the egg for the females and the males hatch out white.
     
  7. HershelMS

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    as a rule of thumb (to sex em earlier)... Chicks that are female tend to start getting wing and tail feathers earlier than the males, their heads are shaped different (females heads are smaller and rounder). and last but not least... set your bucket in the coop when they are inside and tap the side of it with something metal. not loud enough to terrorize them but a noticable noise.
    watch the chicks... the one(s) that dont spook are usually gonna be your cockerels... thank my mamaw for that bit of advice... I found it to be true one day when i was shaking down some hay and sneezed... they all scatterd out of a brood of 15 except two.... both turned out to be my boys... foghorn and rusty....
     

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