Hen or Roo?

deanamichele

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May 26, 2021
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Hello all, I have recently decided to add to my flock and I now have 28 chickens total and all of them are hens, or at least supposed to be. So 5 weeks ago I went to my local tractor supply and I picked up 6 pullets. 3 Rhode Island reds, and 3 white leg horns. The reds are all growing at the same rate, but one of my white leghorns has taken off in growth and I’m not worried she may be a he. Since I’ve had them for 5 weeks I’m guessing they are just around 6 weeks old. The one that I think may be a he had a crown that is nearly an inch tall accompanied by wattles while the other birds still have their baby yellow crown and no wattles. I’ve also noticed that it seems to be a bully, it will peck at the others more vicious and frequently than just establishing the pecking order. I’ve been looking for any other sign that she may be a he. Any help will be appreciated. I’ve attached photos and if other angles are needed I can take more pictures. Thank you in advance.
 

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Overo Mare

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As an update. This is Toby, he did in fact turn out to be a rooster. And he’s so handsome. He takes care of all of his lady’s very well and enjoys being held in the sunshine. Thank you to everyone for their input earlier this year
So glad he has worked out well for you! Thanks for the update!
 

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As an update. This is Toby, he did in fact turn out to be a rooster. And he’s so handsome. He takes care of all of his lady’s very well and enjoys being held in the sunshine. Thank you to everyone for their input earlier this year
He IS gorgeous! Would love to see pictures of his whole body! He is one big boy! 😍
 

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