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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

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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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  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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.
     
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  10. Nietz

    Nietz Out Of The Brooder

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    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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