Leghorn breed, Rooster or Hen? 6 weeks old..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Anarchy82, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Anarchy82

    Anarchy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the mother is a Leghorn. Not sure on the father. Chicken is 6 weeks old. I had another chicken from the same hen. And that chicken is almost 5 months old now, and her crown was nowhere near as big as this ones. And the other 4 in the picture are a different breed, but none of them have the same size crown either.

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    Please help.....
     
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup... Looks like a cockerel.
     
  3. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo to me too!
     
  4. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I have raised Leghorns and that is definitely a roo.
     
  5. Anarchy82

    Anarchy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do hope so. I wanted atleast one of my 5 newborns to be a rooster.
     
  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% rooster! Congradulations!
     
  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have 2, maybe even 3. The black chick in the middle is also a roo. The other black maybe be also. The other 2 are pullets

    The reason his comb is so much bigger, other than he is a roo, is that he ha.s a single comb, and all the others have pea combs.
     
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  8. Anarchy82

    Anarchy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What makes you believe the two black ones are roosters?
     
  9. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in the middle has a large red comb, the one behind him is harder to see.
     
  10. Anarchy82

    Anarchy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know my last group of chickens had small combs like that. And the one is definitely a hen, she has been laying for a month. lol

    And I would say hers was about the same size as the one black one. That's why I was wondering why you thought they were roosters.

    All I know is the white one (Klaatu) its top is huge. When born it already had a start of one.
     

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