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1 month old barred cochins please give your opinion hen or roo

post #1 of 7
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So i have one month old barred cochins and 2 of them are practically identical besides their faces, mostly black with some white spots but one i think may be male because the comb is pink and the body is much smaller. I readd that only roos of this breed can have light feathers but then ive seen someone post pictures of what looks to be a very light colored cochin hen so now im wondering whats true. So please any opinions are much appreciated. Here is the suspected roo, and there they all are together

post #2 of 7

the ones with more white look like males.

post #3 of 7
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Darn i was afraid of this. They all love eachother so much and i love them so id hate to have to rehome the roo but we cant keep roos where i am:(
post #4 of 7

have you thought about a no crow collar? some people don't like it, but it is worth it if you can't have roos.

post #5 of 7
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Ive never heard of one. Does it shock them or something?
post #6 of 7

sorry for taking so long, no it doesn't shock them but it goes around their throat, it doesn't choke them but it puts a little pressure on their larynx so it is much quieter or nonexistent in most cases.

post #7 of 7

oh and not all birds conform to the breed standard but from what I've seen and heard cochin roos are quieter than most.

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