OK, I figured it out..I think. First one is a pic of "Ethel" a month ago. second pic is "Ethel" today. 3rd pic is Edie, my otherWhite leghorn. They are the same age, 4 months. No crowing, non aggressive, not really much bigger than the other leghorn and the spur area looks the same on both birds. This is my first flock of chickens and so I am very new to this. If anyone can tell me if this is a roo or a hen I would be very grateful! Thanks!
Well your third pic is the same as the pic you just posted but that's okay.
If I were to guess I'd say you have a pullet. The comb is rather pronounced, but my white leghorn also has a bigger comb than the other hens. Another reason I am leaning towards hen is the fact you say it has not began crowing... at 4 months I'd say gross majority of roosters have started crowing. I vote female.
Your post is a little bit confusing though, are those 2 different birds or is that the same bird just an older picture?
Quote:I would say hen too since no crowing but the comb is so much bigger than the other leghorn of same age.... the first pic is the same bird as the 2nd pic only the first pic was taken exactly 1 month ago. His comb got HUGE in 1 month and the others are still pretty small.
Well, considering the first 2 pics are the same bird I think it is kind of hard to be a hen and a roo! Haha The first pic was taken 1 month ago and the second pic was taken today. The comb grew that much in 1 month.
I thin Ethel is a boy, I know Leghorns both males and females have large red combs, but Ethel has a long, flowing tail like a roo. Edie looks to be a hen. How old are they? Ethel could still be a female, but that tale and the shape of the wattles screams roo. ~ Aspen
I'm going against the grain here and going to say that I think you have two pullets. The one is a POL (point of lay) pullet and the other just isn't as developed yet but I bet will catch up really quickly. At 4 months, we should be seeing pointy saddle and hackle feathers if Ethel were a roo.