White Leghorn? Rooster, or no? lol

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunshyne276, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Spunky. I had a feeling he was a little rooster, when I got him at 2 days or so old, at Tractor Supply.
    He's about 3.5 months old now.

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    But then... After seeing a White Leghorn hen, I began to second guess myself! lol
    A lot of resemblance.. And, no crowing so far!
    But still.. He does look very "rooster" to me. What do you think?

    Oh, and his tail..
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    I noticed one feather starting to curl, and the feathers near the base of the tail look kinda "rooster-ish". lol

    And secondly, does he look like a White Leghorn to you?
    He was in the assorted bin, and I just bought two.. Him and "Henny"..
    No idea what breed she is, white with tan speckles on her wings!

    (Oh! And he's a bit dirty, he loves his "Dirt baths" and we just had some rain. *sigh*)
     
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    California White rooster, I'm guessing. Not that I'm an expert. [​IMG]
     
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both!

    I looked up California White Roosters, and that is very possible.

    Thanks again!!
     
  5. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a way to easily tell the difference between a White Leghorn and a White Californian?
    I've looked at a few pics, and they all look so similar to me.
     
  6. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Yep you have a rooster there! Looks like a White Leghorn to me..
     
  7. kingpartyof5

    kingpartyof5 Out Of The Brooder

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    He sure looks a lot like our White Leghorn who is about 13 weeks old. He has been crowing for awhile now. We got him from the local 4H extension office as part of a school project. Here he is:

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    and with his hen "sister"
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  8. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both! And yes, now that I see those pics, i'm pretty convinced my Spunky-Rooster is infact a White Leghorn Cockerel!
    Thanks bunches!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    White Leghorn Rooster. [​IMG]
     
  10. nfitzgeraldRN

    nfitzgeraldRN Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three California White Leghorn hens. They are now 22 weeks and the combs are turning brighter red and they are fighting amonst themselves a bit. My rooster is attempting to keep the peace, but they are showing signs of fighting on the combs. Hopefully they will work it out soon!

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    This is how they look now at 22 weeks.
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    This bottom pic is of one at about 18 weeks.
     

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