is this a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chewie Da Bacca, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Chewie Da Bacca

    Chewie Da Bacca Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi again,

    It has been some time since I posted here but now that my chickens are older there is one that is different than the others and I'm concerned it might be a rooster. It might be that she is just more mature then the others as the only difference I notice is a redder comb and the ones starting by he beak. It is possible that she is a mix and a little different than the other white ones as they were purchased from a feed store and they said they might be mix. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    She looks like a girl to me! She is most likely a white leghorn, and even the hens have large combs. I'm not seeing any other signs that she is a rooster like long, skinny, shiny hackle and saddle feathers or gigantic legs.
     
  3. Beer can

    Beer can Overrun With Chickens

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    I ended up with one white leghorn roo in a mix batch of chicks. That looks like a hen, their combs will be tall, when they get older they fall over. The roos will stand up straight. My roo had its tail feathers curling way down at that size. I'd say its a hen, you got one egg laying machine.
     
  4. Chewie Da Bacca

    Chewie Da Bacca Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys very much. I can only keep hens here out of courtesy for our neighbors. If it had been a male we would have been having some chicken for dinner which isn't a bad thing but these ones were in the hopes of eggs. Thanks again!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She's a White Leghorn hen. The bird behind her in the second photo is a Red Sex Link hen.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree she's white Leghorn pullet. You didn't say how old, but I'm thinking coming 5 months or so? I'd say eggs are only a few weeks away with her.
     
  7. Chewie Da Bacca

    Chewie Da Bacca Out Of The Brooder

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    All of my hens are actually only three months old and won't be four months until the 17th, give or take a few days.
     
  8. Beer can

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    Mine are about the same, 12 weeks or so. I wish I got a picture of the roo, his tail feathers were long and curld around almost to the ground so yours is most definatly a hen. I just finished putting him and six others in freezer bags. I only need one roo, they haven't been that bad until the last couple days. Now they not only were fighting, but started terrorizing the hens. They would gang up on each other also, and I didn't want my Welsummer roo loseing his tail feathers. He has been the dominate roo, but the leghorn and two cochins ganged up on him yesterday. They had to go.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do you mean they'll be four months old on October 17th, as in they just turned 3 months? In that case, I'm re-thinking my gender assessment.
     
  10. Chewie Da Bacca

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    Yes, that is what I mean. I'm pretty sure that (s)he isn't the biggest of the chickens either. I'll get a picture of all of them tomorrow to compare if you think that would be beneficial?
     

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