Pullet or Cockerel White Leghorn

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Poppy17, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Poppy17

    Poppy17 Out Of The Brooder

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    She acts like a pullet (crouches down when approached, to be picked up) has never crowed, but the two roosters we have chase her all over and peck her crow. She is smaller than the other chickens we have. They all came September 5 as day old pullets. We ordered 100 and so far 2 are confirmed roos. They are all mixed breeds but only one looks like this one. None of them have combs at all like this...
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  2. willowbranchfarm

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    I would say rooster.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I think rooster as well.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    she looks like a 5 month old leghorn hen to me
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't see any hackle or saddle feathers, so looks like she's a pullet, though I have to say that comb's pretty wild.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a lot of comb for five months old. My Leghorn hens have combs so big they flop forward over their eyes, though. And your bird is near point of lay, so I think you might have a pullet there despite the huge comb and wattles.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    at this point if it was a cockerel you would see long slender and pointed saddles and hackles and i dont see either...looks like a pullet by those pics. can you get clearer pics of the hackles and saddles to conform this.
     
  8. Sweetly Silkies

    Sweetly Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say pullet. My leghorn has a massive comb even though she is a hen
     
  9. Brandi Leigh

    Brandi Leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, that comb is HUGE! Leghorns have such crazy combs. I would have to guess a pullet.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, 4 months should have sex feathers apparent. The last two pics have a lot of glare and I don't see any on that first pic. The legs are slender but MAN that's a lot of comb!!!

    I'm thinking girl pending better pics.
     

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