White leghorn question about tail feathers.

White Leghorns Gender

  • Two pullets

    Votes: 4 100.0%
  • One Rooster and One Pullet

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Too early to tell

    Votes: 1 25.0%

  • Total voters
    4

barclay84

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 1, 2014
30
3
64
Millington Tennessee
I am very new at the chicken keeping. I have two White leghorns that are suppose to be hens. Their wattles and combs don't tell me much but their tail feathers are different. Is this just normal or does it indicate one is a rooster ? It may not mean a thing but just curious. Here are the pictures of them and they are 5 1/2 weeks old.


 

WyandotteBiased

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 25, 2014
26
0
22
The one on the left looks like a roo to me. Big comb + growing sickles on tail = Boy. I could be wrong though. But at 5 and a half weeks, a pullet shouldnt have a comb like that.
 

barclay84

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 1, 2014
30
3
64
Millington Tennessee
Thats what I was thinking and hoping for both pullets. That tail sticking up was what got me to Questioning. My Rhode Island Red which is also in question had quite the wattle and comb when it was the leghorns age and still does compared to the other two RIR. He/she is 9 weeks now almost 10.

 
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Chicka and Co

Chirping
6 Years
Jan 4, 2014
82
13
71
Australia
Thats what I was thinking and hoping for both pullets. That tail sticking up was what got me to Questioning. My Rhode Island Red which is also in question had quite the wattle and comb when it was the leghorns age and still does compared to the other two RIR. He/she is 9 weeks now almost 10.

I would say this one is a cockerel.
 

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