White leghorn hen, or not???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DaniBird, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. DaniBird

    DaniBird In the Brooder

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    Butterball is four months old and is still just the sweetest thing, but I've been suspicious of "her" semi-curved tail. Her saddle feathers are round, but her comb hasn't started to flop over yet. I hatched her from an egg I bought at Trader Joe's, so I've never officially known the gender. Other opinions???
     
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  3. DaniBird

    DaniBird In the Brooder

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    Hasn't laid an egg, but hasn't come close to crowing either.
     
  4. Mr King

    Mr King Chirping

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    That's a cockerel (male chicken).
    And males have straight comb they don't flip. Pullets (young hens) start laying Mostly at 20 weeks. Does he have white earlobes?
    He looks more like a white rock
     
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  5. DaniBird

    DaniBird In the Brooder

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    (s)He has some slightly paler skin behind his/her wattles, but it doesn't quite look like a full-on earlobe yet
     
  6. Sunshine0235

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    Im going to say cockerel. I think trader joes eggs that are hatchable are california whites, a hybrid layer.
     
  7. Mr King

    Mr King Chirping

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    Sorry but that's a mix. I have leghorns and i have also a 4month old his earlobes are completely white. Most likely yours is leghorn mix with white rock.
     
  8. DaniBird

    DaniBird In the Brooder

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    Well he was solid white/yellow as a chick, so I assumed leghorn, but now I'm not sure.
     
  9. Mr King

    Mr King Chirping

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    Well he's not a leghorn, sorry. One more thing i noticed is the comb is to small For a leghorn.
     
  10. DaniBird

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    Thank you. And he definitely looks like a cockerel to you, right?
     

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