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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by diamond8s, Jul 5, 2016.
That's a hard one... Roo maybe????
Definitely a cockerel. A pullet would have very different feathering, much lighter in colour with a golden breast.
Huh, good to know.
cockerel - I can see pointy hackle feather BTW beautiful bird
Look up some pictures of Silver Leghorn roosters and Silver Leghorn hens. You will see that the males and females look very different.
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.
The coloring differences are visible as soon as the chest feathers start coming in.
This is all really good to know for future reference. :yiipchick