Hen or rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by danielle19, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. danielle19

    danielle19 New Egg

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    I have white leghorn with yellow feet and has started to crow is safe to assume this is a rooster. I am very very new to having chickens any tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, crowing is usually an indicator of a rooster. But, also look for other signs. Does he/she have any pointy, shiny, longer feathers on the neck and right before the tail? These feathers are called hackle and saddle feathers, and only roosters get them. Is his/her comb larger than the combs of your other birds, and is it red? Those are other signs of a rooster. You might also notice thick legs, small spur nubs, and a tall stance.

    If you want to have an opinion of whether your bird is a rooster, just post some pictures, and I'll be happy to help.
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could post in the "what breed or gender is this" forum. Pics would be good though :)
     
  4. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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