WLH could go either way...*Gender question*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kargo, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. kargo

    kargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2009
    I have a WLH that I have posted multiple times. The first answer was mostly boy. The econd was mostly girl. Now I'm thinking boy again. What do you say? Here he/she/it is with its companion bought at the same time. There are two other breeds in the same brooder: RIR and BSL. We found our first egg [​IMG][​IMG] today in that brooder. I believe one of these two laid the egg, since it was white. RIRs lay brown, BSLs lay brown, and WLHs lay white, correct? I'm asking about the one on the left in all of the pics. Sorry you had to see me. I couldn't get them to stay still, so I had to hold them. The one I am asking about appears to have a spur beginning to grow. I believe hens have spurs, too, though, correct?
    Here they are:
  2. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Plant City, FL
    I can't believe you can hold your WLH. Mine are so skiddish! I even hand fed them when they were babies and what not. They will come up right next to me but they won't let me pick them up. You are very lucky.
  3. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    I can hold my little hen too. It looks like a roo. The one on the right is a hen and looks like its ready to lay so it was Probably her that layed the egg. I'm almost 100% sure [​IMG]
  4. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Have you heard any body crow yet? I'd think by now "it" would be crowing if it was actually a he [​IMG] [​IMG] I think the WLH hens have the floppy combs and the roos are supposed to have straight upright combs. I am terrible at identifying WHL's - they get me all confuddled! Hopefully someone who is good with them will see this post!
  5. kargo

    kargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2009
    Quote:I have heard crowing, but it is just my big RIR roo. I do not think this is a pullet because its comb is so much bigger than the other one of the same exact age.
  6. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Yeah, I think you have a pair of leghorns.
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I'm pretty sure that since this leghorn is about 22 weeks of age, it's a pullet and probably the one laying the white egg. But... if you want to be 100% sure you need to also post a side-view shot of it so that we can see its hackle/sickle feathers. The better the pictures, the more accurate the guesses.

    If you click here, you can see photos of my white leghorn pullets at
    7-8 weeks of age, 15 weeks, 19 weeks, & 23 weeks. They are not identified as being leghorns, but I'm sure you can pick them out. They don't have their own growth chart, but are pictured with other pullets. The 15 week one is pictured with the barred rocks, the 19 week old pullet is with the production red, and the 23 week old LH pullet is with Sparrow, an easter egger.

    My leghorn pullet at 23 weeks of age (right about the time she started laying) had a large red comb & wattles - it should put you at east that yours is a pullet.
  8. Bring

    Bring Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2009
    New Mexico
    If the one on the left is a roo wouldn't it have larger spurs by that age? I can hardly see a bump. Is it posible that the one on the left matured faster than the one on the right? I have two hens, same age, who's combs are different sizes. My hen with the bigger, darker comb is laying now.

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