Brown Leghorn or Welsummer, Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alleyjazz, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. alleyjazz

    alleyjazz Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2010
    Southern New Hampshire
    I got this in a McMurray rainbow layer mix. It's nine weeks old now. It was being picked on and had a bare spot on it's back so I moved it into another cage with a tiny chicken of the same breed that was also picked on. Now I'm beginning to think it might be a roo. Why would a roo be picked on by a bunch of pullets, unless you think there could have been another roo in the cage. Thanks for any insight.
    I hope these pictures are ok. It was hard to take them because (s)he freaked out with the camera around.
  2. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    hen and guessing Leghorn
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Looks like white earlobes, so Brown Leghorn hen.
  4. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

    May 30, 2008
    Washington State
    I think this is a brown leghorn.
  5. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Brown Leghorn and as far as the sex's kind of confusing. It has some pretty long and pointed saddle feathering but I would think that the comb and wattles would be much more red. Leghorn hens have large combs so it being so large at that age may not be a big deal. I think I have to go with Roo...just because of the saddle feathering.
  6. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

    Oct 6, 2010
    westville ok
    brownleghorn hen 95%pos
  7. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    Brown leghorn hen..100% chance it's not a roo..Brown leghorn roos are NOT that color at all she has no saddle feathers that is how leghorn's feather and the comb is tiny for one that age..if it were a roo that is [​IMG] We have a yard full of leghorns see them like this every day
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Leghorn hen, the brown leghorn roos are the classic red and black---I'm sure there's a name for it but can't remember. Omega birds get picked on, just be sure she has enough room to get away from the bossy birds.
  9. Reignman

    Reignman New Egg

    Oct 7, 2010
    What is an Omega bird??? We have a brown leghorn hen and she is always getting pecked at. Plenty of room to get away form the others, but it's made her real skiddish.
  10. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
    Aledo, TX
    Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet. Omega is the last letter.

    The Alpha hen is the boss. The Omega is the last one in the pecking order.

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