Brown LegHorns can you tell the Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chuckfriedrice, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Chuckfriedrice

    Chuckfriedrice Out Of The Brooder

    On the Right definatly looks female and , on the Left Has Roo written all over him, but I just want it confirmed!



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    It didnt crow but Hes got all the trade marks, lol

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  2. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I would say you have a roo there. But how old is he? Can you keep a boy? Brown leghorn roosters are so pretty [​IMG]
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    roo
     
  4. Chuckfriedrice

    Chuckfriedrice Out Of The Brooder

    Yeah I can keep him. Im just trying to make sure my silkies arent any males . If they are I want to seperate asap! I think he might be 12 weeks or maybe a little older . No crowing yet but he look to try one day but nothing came out!
     
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    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If boys are raised together, they'll generally get on very well. I can't say I've ever had a problem.
     
  6. Chuckfriedrice

    Chuckfriedrice Out Of The Brooder

    Even if there are hens with them ? I had the understanding that if theres hens ,then the roos must be seperated ? I have the space to do it but If I dont have to that would be great !
     
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    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many hens are there? They might get a little over-trodden.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    roosters raised together usually sort out any squabbles when they're young.You do need to have over a dozen hens usually to support the attention from two males or your hens will get overmated and stresses. Space in the coop and run is also important. The young roos need to be able to get away from each other. They're animals, no one can predice exactly what they'll do, so keep an eye on them for excess fighting and the hens from getting stressed.
     
  9. Chuckfriedrice

    Chuckfriedrice Out Of The Brooder

    Right now there are 7 total chickens , 2 brown leghorn( 1 male and 1 female ) ,2 california whites ( looks to be both female) , and 3 silkies ( still working on the sexes ) .
     
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    Sorry to have gotten your hopes up, but I don't think you'll have enough hens. Donrae is right, you want a minimum of 12 for two boys.
     

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