White start HEN or ROO??

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Hen or Roo

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Brockie

White start HEN or ROO??

Post by Brockie » 05 Jul 2012, 11:44

Is it a rooster or hen? im really stuck
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Re: White start HEN or ROO??

Post by Brockie » 05 Jul 2012, 11:48

Its a white star. was told when it was a chick that it was a female but others believe it to be a Roo.
He/She is approx between 18 weeks and 20 weeks.

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Re: White start HEN or ROO??

Post by laffinfowl » 05 Jul 2012, 12:24

Very difficult to tell from the photo Brockie,one of it standing upright and one of the neck feathers would give a better clue as to what it might be.

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Re: White start HEN or ROO??

Post by Henwife » 06 Jul 2012, 07:34

I would say female. White Stars are a large part Leghorn, and may well develop big combs quite early, but her tail says Leghorn Pullet (which is what I thought she was at first glance).
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Re: White start HEN or ROO??

Post by Chris Kurzfeld » 06 Jul 2012, 08:38

I would say pullet too - she looks like mine did at that age.
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Re: White start HEN or ROO??

Post by subruss » 06 Jul 2012, 09:17

Its a hen, tail and round hackel feathers say so :) I guess :lol:

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Re: White start HEN or ROO??

Post by chuck1 » 06 Jul 2012, 09:52

It's a pullet 100%. At that age a male would leave you in no doubt with a much bigger comb, well developed tail, crowing etc. Leghorns are very precocious and you can tell at an early age.

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White start HEN or ROO??

Post by Laine » 06 Jul 2012, 11:11

I'd agree with it being a hen

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