Males or females? How to tell a Leghorn rooster from a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by garnette89, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. garnette89

    garnette89 Out Of The Brooder

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    I rescued a flock of leghorns and I thought I had 4 roosters and 2 hens but now after getting various opinions I dont know! How can I tell which is which? ONly one has spurs. 2 have smaller combs and 4 have larger combs.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of the one that has spurs? All of the pictures that you have posted are hens. Leghorn roosters are a third or more larger than the hens. None of the birds pictured have 'rooster' hackle, sickle, or tail feathers. If there were roosters, they would be crowing.
     
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  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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  4. msparks17

    msparks17 Just Hatched

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    I have the same issue. One is crowing now, but can't figure out which one. I think it might be this one. [​IMG]
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Both appear female. Some females crow.

    Try to show picture of both birds. Head from side and back from above.
     
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    msparks17 Just Hatched

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  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    And one of my young cockerels did an egg song when he got startled! [​IMG]
     
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  8. msparks17

    msparks17 Just Hatched

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    Thank you for your help.ill try to take a few more pictures. [​IMG]
     
  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    @msparks17 Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Those look like my LH girl although I can't see the tail feather of the one closest to the camera.

    @garnette89 I guess I can't see the pics of your flock that others are describing. [​IMG]

    Nice that you have the ability to take in a rescue flock!
     
  10. msparks17

    msparks17 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the welcome. Here is one pic :) [​IMG][/IMG]
     

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