Cock of the walk or another hen?

OnlyOneCannoli

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May 12, 2020
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So...approximately two months ago I bought a dozen leghorn pullets from TSC. All look pretty much the same except this one. This pic was taken last week and now “he” has some longer “rooster gills” as I call them on the lower sides. All the other hens combs are more white/pink while this one is red and twice the size of the others. So I’m thinking either “she” is a bit older than the others or “he” got past the sexer and made it into the store. Thoughts?
 

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OnlyOneCannoli

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I’m cool with that. Ever since I noticed the differences I’ve been telling my daughters to love on that one a lot...make sure he likes/trusts them and won’t jump them! One cockerel for 11 hens is cool. Should help protect the girls to! He also has a little bit of shiny green coming into his back feathers and legs look to be bigger than the others too.
 

Mamatomany123

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I’m cool with that. Ever since I noticed the differences I’ve been telling my daughters to love on that one a lot...make sure he likes/trusts them and won’t jump them! One cockerel for 11 hens is cool. Should help protect the girls to! He also has a little bit of shiny green coming into his back feathers and legs look to be bigger than the others too.
Cuddling a cockerel will make a mean rooster. Best not to cuddle him and show him to respect you instead.
 

OnlyOneCannoli

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I’m going to go over how they should interact with him as he gets older soon. We’ve had chickens before...just not this breed or this many at one time.
 

OnlyOneCannoli

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Here are some more recent pics. I just took them today. He’ll come up to me, eat out of my hand and lets me pet him.
 

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