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Do I have a rooster? Leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nietz, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Nietz

    Nietz Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2017
    New England
    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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  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    First pic is a boy the second is a girl.
    Shes so pretty! and he is so handsome!
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  3. CooksCritters

    CooksCritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2017
    FL - Florida
    I agree! 1st is indeed a rooster, the second is a hen. My Leghorn rooster aka "Foghorn Leghorn " started growing his bright red comb at 7 weeks old. Your birds are very pretty!
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  4. Yup, i agree. 1st is a cockerel and second is a pullet.
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  5. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

    May 21, 2017
    Could you take a picture of the saddle feathers of the hen/roo?
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree first is cockerel, second is pullet. Your BR is also a pullet
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  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    I agree with everyone else. First boy second girl.
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  8. Nietz

    Nietz Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2017
    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!
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    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.
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  10. Nietz

    Nietz Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2017
    New England
    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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