Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken mother, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. chicken mother

    chicken mother In the Brooder

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    We bought a flock of 10 pullets a while back and in the past few months ive been noticing this one. It never crows or mounts the other chickens but it really looks like a rooster to me. Maybe its the breed and it really is a hen?
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Leghorn Pullet.

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  3. chicken mother

    chicken mother In the Brooder

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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    That's a lovely lady leghorn.....Mediterranean breeds, like this, have large combs, but you have to look beyond that to the whole bird
     
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  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Pullet

    She does have unusually large wattles, plus a big comb, so that's probably why you thought she looked more manly. But it's the feathering that tells them apart. Males would have pointy saddle, hackle, and sickle feathers.
    Here is a Leghorn rooster. Notice the feather difference?
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