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I'm 99.99999999% sure I've got an over abundance of cockerels on my hands. But I'm praying I'm wrong because it means that out of 15 straight run Feather Footed Fances, I only got 4 pullets. 11 cockerels seems like more than my fair share. Lol
They're about 15-16 weeks now and all but one acts like a cockerel. I am certain this guy is a cockerel about what age do Cochins usually crow? .


This is the only one I'm hopeful about. It also developed comb and wattles early, but they do appear a slightly lighter in hue than the one above. IT also seems more docile and haven't yet caught it fighting with the boys. Seems to run from a fight. It's very friendly with me.


My big question is, with a Cochins super fluffy feathers, how do you know a cockerel? I can't really tell If there are pointy feathers anywhere?

On comb/wattle development alone, these are boys. I also have 3 Blacks that m almost positive are all cockerels, even though as very young chicks, one of them definitely had smaller legs/feet. About half the size n the legs as the other, but now their combs and wattles all appear about the same, whereas my Partridge Cochins, the two pullets have almost no combs/wattles and the two cockerels look about like my Splash and Blacks. I'm soooooo bummed! I can only keep 2 of this year's cockerels, and so. Have about 6 too many, I'm afraid!
Anybody have any better news for me? Or just let me have the bad news. Lol
GrammiChelle, proud grand mother of Livy, age 12, Ashlynn, age 8, Conner, age 7, Jonah, age 5, and Ronin, age 4.
This is my first flock and I'm really loving my RIRs pullets. They're quite friendly. I really adore my Langsgans, a blue roo, and a blue hen, a black roo and 3 hens in varying shades from blue to black. Since they're still about 9 weeks, the Langshans are not completely done...
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GrammiChelle, proud grand mother of Livy, age 12, Ashlynn, age 8, Conner, age 7, Jonah, age 5, and Ronin, age 4.
This is my first flock and I'm really loving my RIRs pullets. They're quite friendly. I really adore my Langsgans, a blue roo, and a blue hen, a black roo and 3 hens in varying shades from blue to black. Since they're still about 9 weeks, the Langshans are not completely done...
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post #2 of 6

top picture is a cockerel. bottom is a pullet i think.

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I'm thinking they are both cockerals. Sorry.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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top looks to be a cockerel  but, so pretty  - keep him and dump the others  second picture is much too blurry to even guess about.  Too close to camera & moved

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post #5 of 6

I'm thinking both are cockerels, too.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Cockerels.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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