Help...silver leghorn roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by diamond8s, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. diamond8s

    diamond8s Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Yoako

    Yoako Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a hard one... Roo maybe????
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a cockerel. A pullet would have very different feathering, much lighter in colour with a golden breast.
     
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  4. Yoako

    Yoako Out Of The Brooder

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    Huh, good to know.
     
  5. diamond8s

    diamond8s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel - I can see pointy hackle feather BTW beautiful bird
     
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Look up some pictures of Silver Leghorn roosters and Silver Leghorn hens. You will see that the males and females look very different.
     
  8. diamond8s

    diamond8s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually when I googled pictures most were of full grown birds. There were barely any of young ones and the pictures I found were mixed breed birds. I really wasn't sure. Then this morning when I went out I saw my older bird crowing (always assumed was a hen and still may be) so I think he hasn't started crowing yet. I have someone who will take him but I was starting to doubt if he actually was a roo. Thank you for all the input. I have never owned this breed before and he was the only one I got in my mix.
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The coloring differences are visible as soon as the chest feathers start coming in.
     
  10. Yoako

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    This is all really good to know for future reference. :yiipchick
     

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