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Need help; white leghorn? hen or cock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LinDamn, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. LinDamn

    LinDamn Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm quite new to this backyard keeping but I think my white leghorn is a cock, he doesn't crow though or lay eggs, and today I noticed he kept trying to jump on my hens backs.[​IMG]
    Please help if you know the difference. [​IMG]
     
  2. SelfMadeFarming

    SelfMadeFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a male
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ya, you have a young cockerel, saddle feathers, male tail feathers etc. He does look fairly hefty for a Leghorn though, could he be a White Rock?
     
  4. LinDamn

    LinDamn Out Of The Brooder

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    When do they start crowing? I don't want to get rid of him.
     
  5. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends. Some roosters crow at 6 weeks, others not closer to 6 months.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X2, it just depends on the rooster, average is probably around 4-6 months, but some will be a lot earlier, others later.
     
  7. LinDamn

    LinDamn Out Of The Brooder

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    He was purchased last May, he is 8 months.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a cockerel.
     
  10. Chicken-Man

    Chicken-Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your head.... ~(*.*)~
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014

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