White Leghorns - 6 wks - pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CGilbert, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any help is appreciated. There are a total of 5 of them and they hatched 8/27/15. I think I have 4 cockerels and 1 pullet, but I'm really hoping I'm wrong.

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with you regarding gender; I only see one pullet in your pics. However I'm questioning the breed. These birds all look too heavily bodied to me for White Leghorns and I'm thinking you have White Rocks instead. If I'm correct, as they mature their earlobes will turn red instead of staying white.
     
  3. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You totally got me, they are a white leghorn / delaware mix. I didn't think that would make too much of a difference, but I guess I could be wrong.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Ah, that definitely explains the heavier bodies. :eek:)
     
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  7. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

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    I also see only one pullet, Do you remember the color of the egg they hatched from?
     
  8. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 from brown eggs, 2 from white.

    White leghorn rooster over white leghorn hens and 1 delaware hen.
    So theoretically, I have 3 Delaware/leghorns and 2 White leghorns
     

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