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Hen or Rooster? 3 White Leghorns and 3 Ameraucanas, 9 weeks old

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Hen or Rooster? 3 White Leghorns and 3 Ameraucanas, 9 weeks old. 

We're starting to think that one of our White Leghorns is a rooster! We heard him practicing his crowing this morning. What do you guys think?


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post #2 of 6

:welcome  For sure you have one cockerel and five pullets.

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That's what I thought, but I'm in denial! When is a good time to cull young roosters? He is only 9 weeks old. Are they good to eat this young?

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Sadly not a lot of meat on leghorns especially at this age.  I grew up down the road from a somewhat small scale egg producer lady.  She used to give us all her cockerels, and we would grow them out as fryers - never did fill out enough for roasters.

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Maybe you could spare his life and   give him away.

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We found him a new home. After thinking about it, I couldn't kill my Foghorn, he's family.  Here he is at his temporary home in Sacramento, his final home will be on a farm in Marysville, CA. He will be so happy living on a  farm! :cd

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