Is my Leghorn a pullet or cockerel ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by leighamba, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. leighamba

    leighamba New Egg

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    Hi , I am new to having back yard chickens. We have a leghorn that began crowing. It only crows when it hears me outside of the coop in the morning and in the evening when I go to put the chickens up. It is about 13-15 weeks old. [​IMG]
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC!

    It's impossible to tell by physical appearance from this angle, but if it's 15 weeks and it's crowing, it's a cockerel. Hens will occasionally crow but that only occurs in a bird that is at the very least of laying age and almost always a year or older.

    For future breed/gender inquires or if you can get some better pics of this bird and would like second opinions, you can post over in the "What Breed or Gender is This?" forum.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Same comment, if it is crowing now, for sure a he.

    But do take more pics and post under what breed/gender forum to be sure.
     
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it wasn't crowing and it was just singing the eggs song or they do that when there is a predator and they will try to scare it away and warn the others
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. It's a very bad angle for judging gender, but if it's really crowing, it's almost certainly a cockerel. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us!
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. I'm thinking rooster.
     

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