Do I have a rooster? Leghorn

Nietz

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Hi, since this is my first go around with chickens I am just not sure if I'm correct in thinking one of my leghorns is a rooster.

First image is of the bird that I suspect is a rooster and the second is one of the others that I have which the other 2 look identical to one another, both birds are 3.5 months old and were raised together.

I'll keep it short and to the point, rooster or hen?

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Nietz

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Mar 4, 2017
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New England
Thanks for all of the replies guys. Unfortunately He's got to go, of all of my Leghorns he is the most calm/tame too!
 

Gray Farms

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I'm not 100% convinced that first one is a cockerel. A 3.5 month old Leghorn cockerel should have a lot more comb. If it is a cockerel its very, very slow maturing. I'm leaning more towards a faster maturing pullet myself. At 3.5 months old they are nearing laying in a few more weeks. It just don't strike me as a cockerel from this one photo.
 

Nietz

In the Brooder
Mar 4, 2017
33
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New England
I'm not 100% convinced that first one is a cockerel. A 3.5 month old Leghorn cockerel should have a lot more comb. If it is a cockerel its very, very slow maturing. I'm leaning more towards a faster maturing pullet myself. At 3.5 months old they are nearing laying in a few more weeks. It just don't strike me as a cockerel from this one photo.
Gray Farms, You are correct! The other 2 leghorns caught up in looks and this afternoon I got 3 white eggs which means either one of them laid 2 eggs ORRRR I have 3 hens :)
 

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