Gender of chicken please?

Leghornchicken

Hatching
Nov 23, 2018
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Hi, I would really like to know if this chicken (the speckled leghorn at the front) is a rooster or a hen. I have had mixed opinions and am desperate to find out as we certainly cannot have a rooster. Thanks
 

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Leghornchicken

Hatching
Nov 23, 2018
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It's definitely a cockerel. A couple of the black ones in back look like they could be cockerels, too. The one on the far right of the four around the feeder is suspicious, and so is the one on the far left of the same group.
Thank-you, I am very new to this so I would appreciate you telling me why you think a rooster, just for further reference. Thanks
 

JedJackson

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Thank-you, I am very new to this so I would appreciate you telling me why you think a rooster, just for further reference. Thanks
Birds of a Feather said it well. At the age of your chicks, large red combs are usually a sign of a cockerel. If the bird also has noticeable red wattles, that is another good indication.

Usually pullets don't get red combs/wattles until 16 weeks. There are exceptions, but in most cases this is the case.
 

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