Is my "she" a "he"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seane1414, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. seane1414

    seane1414 New Egg

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    I've got 6 chickens and i'm wondering is one of my leg horns is a rooster. What is the best way to tell?
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You could post a picture and we could help you out... [​IMG]
     
  3. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    listen for crowing.
     
  4. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also look for long, thin saddle feathers coming in just in front of his tail.

    Edit: I'm not sure what age yours are, but I just remembered that a leghorn rooster's comb will stand up while the hens' flop over.
    Pics would be very helpful.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011

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