White leghorn: hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AHavens, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. AHavens

    AHavens In the Brooder

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    How can I tell if I have a roo? This one seems to be the oldest, is always the first one that runs up to me and is on my heals when I am walking away, pecks at my hand every once in a while when I go to pet (more so recently) and is extremely vocal compared to all the other chickens. He/she is never shy about taking treats but 2 of the other hens tend to follow he/she around. Here is a pic of what he/she looks like [​IMG]
     
  2. AHavens

    AHavens In the Brooder

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    I would greatly appreciate any advice since this is my first flock of chickens.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    She looks like a hen to me. How old is she?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Agree it looks like a hen. Leghorns are pretty confident birds as a rule.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on that.
     
  6. AHavens

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    She is about 5 months old
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Definitely a hen. She should be laying for you soon, if she isn't already!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on that. :eek:)
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    x3
     
  10. AHavens

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    2 out of my 8 hens are laying already... Just started last week
     

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