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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:54 pm 
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Hi all,

I got this young chook as an egg from an Ancona breeder and was wandering whether it is going to be a hen or rooster. It's 12 weeks old in this photo. Any ideas?

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looks like a boy to me


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I have one that looks exactly the same and she is laying eggs even tho she looks like a boy.


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at 12 weeks, looks male to me----not expert on the breed though----cheers pam

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It's not an Ancona.


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Yer its a boy and definately not a ancona looks like a leghorn but i dont know anything about them.

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Hi All,
Thanks for your replies does anybody have anyidea if its not an ancona what is it? The egg that it hatched from was a pure white if that helps.


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Looks like a bantam white leghorn :)

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looks like a bantam white leghorn cockerel


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Looks like a White Leghorn Bantam to me. Does the Ancona breeder show at all. If it is 12 weeks old i would say its a cockerel.


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Thanks for your replies. Yes, the fellow I got them from does show his birds and is apparently quite an experienced judge as well. He breeds a few different types and was talking about Anconas when I went to get some fertile eggs from him for a broody chicken I had. So i probably just assumed. The eggs were all very white and looked identical. Two black chicks hatched and didn't survive (which I assume now were Ancona) as well as the white one.

White leghorn it is then.


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what may have happened is that he could of been short an egg or two to make up a dozen so threw in a leghorn egg.


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