California White leghorn roosters?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by beckyg718, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. beckyg718

    beckyg718 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bought about 15 straight run leghorns which were small when I bought them. I picked out the 4 hens which were obviously hens, however have had leghorns before and do know the combs can be confusing. It appears that most of these are roosters so I don't want to sell them if they are hens. I'm going by their deep red, standing straight up combs, no combs are flopping to the side, but a couple seem to be a little floppy...Their back tails some are starting to curl down, yet some appear to be standing straight. I hear a few crowing but not sure which ones. They are almost 6 months.(ignore the date of 2004 & the other browner chickens)
    I wasn't told they which type of leghorns either, so I think they are a bunch of different types and the one is mixed with a larger breed as he's got some red flecks on him/her, and is beefier,(more friendly of the crowd also and not so hyper).
    ANY help would be great. Can post better pics if that helps.
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it does appear as though you have a lot of roosters! I see two roosters (an the tail of a rooster) in the first photo, five roosters (including your little brown bird) in the second picture, and eight roosters in the last photo.
     
  3. beckyg718

    beckyg718 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, that's what I thought. I was hoping maybe #2, chicken in the front wasn't a rooster, less red comb, smaller, but he is quite tall in stance. ugh.
    thanks for the reply
     

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