Is this a hen or rooster ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cottonwood23, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. cottonwood23

    cottonwood23 Out Of The Brooder

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    The white Leghorn in the back. Front one seems to be hen but they are the same age
     
  2. cottonwood23

    cottonwood23 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are bout 3-4 months of age
     
  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks hennish to me. If it is a hen, she might be close to laying.
     
  4. cottonwood23

    cottonwood23 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK well I was hoping for another rooster ha. But its weird how different the combs are as far as size and color darkness but they are exact same age.. and also the back on is bigger in total size too
     
  5. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I could be wrong. It's hard to see saddle feathers or neck feathers on all white birds. Do you see any sickle feathers coming in?
     
  6. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to be a female.
     
  7. cottonwood23

    cottonwood23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't yet but that doesn't mean they aren't there haha. O well I guess I can wait and see.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullet.
     
  9. cottonwood23

    cottonwood23 Out Of The Brooder

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    What could be the reason for the differences in the two females then? I am still learning
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Humans hit puberty at different ages. Chickens do as well. The one in the back will begin laying before the one in front.
     

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