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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ibeamee, May 19, 2009.

  1. ibeamee

    ibeamee Hatching

    May 14, 2009
    My husband opened the window this morning to yell at the dog and we heard a noise come from my TSC "assorted pullets". It sounded like a crowing sound.

    My "girls" are 9 weeks old now, and here's some pictures of the "dominate female" at 8 weeks:



    Is she really a he? Do I have a rooster in my hen house?

  2. yes
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

  4. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Looks like it to me, too. Mine are about the same age as yours and none of them have a comb that's that big.
  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I would have to agree!! You have a MR. there!!
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Are you sure those birds are 8 weeks old??

    It actually looks like a pullet to me because Leghorns tend to mature faster than other breeds. The sex-link to the side also seems to be getting a red face and comb which indicates they are a bit older??
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    It's a rooster IMO. Even though leghorns mature fairly early, at 9wks a leghorn pullet still wouldn't have a comb and wattles that are that red.

  8. ibeamee

    ibeamee Hatching

    May 14, 2009
    I've got another leghorn pullet who is the same age and she has no comb. The two side by side look very different. Anyone want a picture?
  9. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    ide say a leghorn pullet and thats not 8 weeks its way to big to be a 8 weeker and if it was a boy it wouldnt be crowing at 8 weeks but then again i could be wrong they look almost exactly like my girls at 4 months and 4 days old and did you get em from ideal just wondering
    Last edited: May 19, 2009
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Those birds look closer to 12 or 14 weeks old, not 9 weeks. You definately have a cockerel.

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