Is this a Rooster ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rustys Girls, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Rustys Girls

    Rustys Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my other Leghorn 236's have a much smaller comb, this one has a floppy cone and my older girls chase it, I would say around 4 months. It does not like to be put in the house at night either.[​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I can't see any male specific feathers, so I think it's a pullet. She's just maturing a bit faster than your other girls.
     
  3. Rustys Girls

    Rustys Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually wanted a rooster when I bought my straight runs, did not get 1 single male. I was kinda hoping I had a misplaced pullet, oh well, more eggs.[​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullet; given the size and redness of her comb and wattles you should be getting eggs from her shortly.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree that's a pullet, you should be getting white eggs any time now.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    pullet
     
  7. Rustys Girls

    Rustys Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all, I can't wait to start getting white eggs, I treat these chickens like my kids. They hang out in the barn with the cows, they just started following the older girls to the front yard. I have a zoo down here, and I've got eggs .[​IMG] rg's
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  9. Rustys Girls

    Rustys Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Michael how do you keep your chickens laying in that cold weather, you must have a pretty good heated coop I would guess. Another question, do you ever seed rye or other grasses for your chickens? I seeded the pasture yesterday and went ahead over seeded their yard with rye, didn't think it would hurt. I mainly do it to keep the ground firm, but these chickens love scratching the grass. Have a good one and Thanks.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me, too.
     

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