New member needs help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Farmerjed, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Farmerjed

    Farmerjed Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I'm a new member. I have 6 leghorns and 8 isa browns. I have a question about my leg horns. I bought all 6 at the same time but I think one is a male even though they came from the same pullet bin in the store. The one with the big red comb I worried about being a roof. The other 5 look like the other pic. Please help
     

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  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    first pic roo and second pic pullet! same age?
     
  3. Farmerjed

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    I think so I bought them from tractor supply on the same day same bin. It was posted that they were all pullets
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Yes, if they are the same age, I would say..rooster and pullet. I love leghorns!
     
  5. Farmerjed

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    I checked out her neck feathers they look rounded and the ears at this time are still white. I can't guarantee they are the same age but close. It is getting very talkative as well. If it is a male I need to build another coop and pen
     
  6. Farmerjed

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    Upon further checking out I pretty sure you guys are right I have a roo
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Those little white things on the side of the head will stay white on a leghorn. It's usually the color you will see on breeds that lay white eggs. There are a few exceptions, but the leghorn's stay white. Good luck with them. I actually had a legorn go broody once. She was a great Mom!
     
  8. Farmerjed

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    If have one broody I'd breed her. I have loved chickens since I was a kid on the farm. My job every morning was to collect the eggs
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Don't know what age your birds are but, even white leghorn hens end up with big, floppy combs. With white breeds it is very difficult to see pointy hackle /saddle feathers in a photo.
     
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  10. Hybridchucks

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    i am 100% sure he's a roo! :p
     
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