Leghorn or White Rock Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JazzDrummerNic, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. JazzDrummerNic

    JazzDrummerNic New Egg

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    hey all,

    So a month ago, I bought 4 mixed-breed pullets that were almost 3 months old from a local, small farmer as I didn't want to deal with raising chicks. I can't have a rooster in my city and just want eggs. The guy I bought from has been super cool and said he was pretty sure he split up the hens from the roosters and said we could switch if I accidentally got a rooster.

    A few weeks later, I switched out two of the four as they were very much roosters and crowing and developing the big tail feathers. Turns out I still had one, so yesterday we switched out a third of the original four birds, but now I'm still paranoid as I woke up this morning to light crowing at 5:30am... It has only "crowed" once since being let out of the coop.

    The solo photo of the large white chicken is my suspected rooster, which is either a Leghorn or White Rock. Those larger, pointed-down tail feathers have popped up in the last few days, but my Google searches show the wattle being more like a hen. I find it hard to believe all four birds were roosters, but I suppose I could have such luck. I know the top pecking order bird can make noise and hens can make a crow-like noise too...

    I just want eggs...

    For comparison with the rest of my flock, the photo of the two birds was the first switch out I did and my other bird is the same as the white one there.

    Thanks in advance.

    ~ Nic
     

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  2. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    the one in the first picture apears to be a white rock cockerel
     
  3. JazzDrummerNic

    JazzDrummerNic New Egg

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    Damn, I was afraid of that...
     

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