Are these Leghorns Roosters?

pbennett

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We are new to chickens. We purchased six brown leghorns at TSC as pullets. I think the first three pics are roos. Do you agree? The last pic I believe is our one and only leghorn hen.




 

kellysmall87

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Wow, there's such a difference between the first three and the last pic that it leaves me to believe that the others are roo's. Should start crowing at 16-20 weeks so see what happens then. What will you do with the roo's?
 

pbennett

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Wow, there's such a difference between the first three and the last pic that it leaves me to believe that the others are roo's. Should start crowing at 16-20 weeks so see what happens then. What will you do with the roo's?
We will probably keep one and then try to find homes for the others. We have a few friends with just hens.
 

donrae

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Leghorn boys sure aren't shy, are they? Those huge combs, plus the different color makes them easy to tell apart. Sorry you got so many roosters!
 

BrendaJ

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There is a drastic difference in the pics for sure. I have a few white leghorns in my flock - thought they might be roo's due to the combs being so big but they are hens - eggs daily now. Good luck with your flock.
 

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There is a drastic difference in the pics for sure. I have a few white leghorns in my flock - thought they might be roo's due to the combs being so big but they are hens - eggs daily now. Good luck with your flock.


I have white leghorns aswell

pullets

and the comb does not usually become so big until week 18

so any comb that large at a younger age is roo

as the pics of OP show

2 with large combs and one with small comb which will grow but clearly indicated 2 Roos and 1 pullet


This is a prime example of identifying breed specific traits and growth

where other breeds may always have a large comb for roos and small for pullets

the Leghorn is different

the pullets keep a small comb all the way to 18 weeks and then it shoots out like a rocket
 
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BrendaJ

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I have white leghorns aswell

pullets

and the comb does not usually become so big until week 18

so any comb that large at a younger age is roo

as the pics of OP show

2 with large combs and one with small comb which will grow but clearly indicated 2 Roos and 1 pullet


This is a prime example of identifying breed specific traits and growth

where other breeds may always have a large comb for roos and small for pullets

the Leghorn is different

the pullets keep a small comb all the way to 18 weeks and then it shoots out like a rocket
I completely agree about the 2 roo & 1 pullet - just mentioned that I was concerned with mine when they were young because there combs were so big. I cant seem to locate the pics of them at that age but they were like little freaks of nature - lol...
 

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