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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by anthony1536, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. anthony1536

    anthony1536 Out Of The Brooder

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    im new to raising chickens. i have one rooster and and three (i think hens). well im sure about two.two are alittle larger than the third. the rooster picks the smaller one alot more than the others. my mom was looking at them and said judging from the comb she thinks its a rooster to. how can i tell for sure? here is a picture.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    What breed? What age.

    We can often guess breed...but age is crucial to have an accurate idea of gender.

    Also a full body profile shot is very helpful too.

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    How old is the bird in your photo. Based on what I can see, it looks like a White Leghorn, but the pic is very dark and we can't see anything of the bird's saddle, hackle, and tail feathers. Can you give us its age and post a full body profile of it showing the tail?
     
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  5. anthony1536

    anthony1536 Out Of The Brooder

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    I GOT CHICKEN FROM TRACTOR SUPPLY AROUND LATE APRIL TO MID MAY. AT THE TIME I GOT SIX TOTAL. BUT ONLY THREE MADE IT. THEY SAID THE CHICKENS WERE WHITE ROCK. THIS ONE IS SMALLER THAN THE OTHER TWO THE COMB IT TALLER AND ITS LEGS ARE YELLOW COMPARED TO THE WHITE LEGS OF THE OTHERS ALSO AROUND ITS EAR IS YELLOW THE OTHERS IS RED. THIS IS THE BEST PICTURE I HAVE AT THIS TIME. I WILL GET A BETTER ONE LATER TODAY WHEN I FEED THEM. MY ROOSTER IS A BLUE LACES RED WYANDOTTE AND HE SEEMS TO PICK THIS ONE MORE THAN THE OTHERS. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP.[​IMG]
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  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    It looks like a white leghorn pullet to me.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree that's a white Leghorn pullet. They have big ol combs and often concern folks that they're roosters.

    From the age of the pullets, and the appearance of the rooster, I'm wondering if what you're seeing is mating behavior? What do you mean by "picking" on her? If it's head grabbing and mounting, it's mating, not picking.
     
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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks for posting the addition picture. As I suspected in the first photo, you have a White Leghorn pullet. You should get loads of eggs from her. :eek:)
     

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