Hen Or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hennypennyinmissouri, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. hennypennyinmissouri

    hennypennyinmissouri Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I am a newbie. I bought this leghorn 3 weeks ago and I was told she was a hen. Now the last 2 mornings at 5:30 a.m. she has started I think what is crowing. I had heard it before a couple times during the day but thought she may have just been discovering her voice. Now she crooks her neck up in the air when she does it though, and she does it over and over again. I have looked up pictures of both hen and rooster leghorns and I just can't tell. I will be so sad if she is a he. I can't keep roosters, and had told that to the guy I purchased her from, I could not. I am hoping she is trying to be the alpha hen and act like a rooster. But you tell me. Thanks so much!






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  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure looks Roo like to me but I am also not too familiar with this breed.
     
  3. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    imo i think its a hen!
     
  4. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster.
     
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a rooster, But he is not a Leghorn..White O.E. Game Bantam
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Pine Grove called it. Very pretty boy!
     
  7. hennypennyinmissouri

    hennypennyinmissouri Out Of The Brooder

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    wow I just found old english game bantam on You Tube...and I think you are exactly right. He even does the neck thing just like they did on you tube. Thanks for all your help.
     
  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Can you still keep him? [​IMG]
     
  9. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    OEGB Roo
     
  10. hennypennyinmissouri

    hennypennyinmissouri Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think so..But I don't know what to do. He is the most friendliest guy all together, I already am in love with him. I am not suppose to have chickens period where I live. I think the neighbors would definatly turn me in.

    But I don't know. I crazily keep thinking if I brought him in every night and put him out only after about 9 am that way he wouldn't wake anyone up,,,,I might try and keep him he really doesn't crow any louder than all the birds we have in this neighborhood. I am just gonna have to think about it. He is gorgeous!Thanks all . I 'll let ya know what i do.
     

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