Rooster or hen?!

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

  1. terrawin

    terrawin Just Hatched

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm very new to chickens and went and picked up 6, 3-4 month old chickens. We got them home and noticed the difference in their heads. I'm thinking we may have picked up two roosters with our hens. Here's a few pics to show the difference.
    They're supposed to be Leghorn/Rhode island Red Cross. [​IMG]
     
  2. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it appears that you picked up two Roos. 2 Roos:4 hens
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe not, male and female White leghorns BOTH have large combs.- if they take after the leghorn side, they may be females.
     
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  4. ferb

    ferb New Egg

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    2 roosters for sure
     
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  5. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of my white leghorn roo that is only 3.5 WEEKS old.
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    If they are actually 3-4 months old, @drumstick diva may very well be correct. Please exuse my first comment as I paid no attention to the ages of the chicks' ages.
     
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  6. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, just pay attention to nothing that I say. I either repeat myself and/or pay no attention. Man...I just need to get some sleep...[​IMG]
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkie I may be wrong . We both have a 50-50 chance of being right. I have insomnia at night but, can sleep(I call it napping) all day.
     
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  8. terrawin

    terrawin Just Hatched

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    Is there any way to tell? I mean obviously at 3-4 months they should start crowing soon if they're roosters. [​IMG] But anyway before that?
     
  9. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, as you can see, my white leghorn roo is only a few weeks old, and he has been crowing for 6 days. I would think that your WL/RIR crosses would have started crowing by now as well. I guess you could just keep an eye out for pointed hackle and saddle feathers...
     
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  10. terrawin

    terrawin Just Hatched

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    Here's a few better pics I took today. [​IMG][/IMG]
     

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