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post #1 of 9
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I heard of the too.
I now know that a GameCock is a Cock that is used it combat sports.
But the term Brood cock is new to me.

I've heard different answers so I would like to get a definite one.

What's the difference?

I've had people tell me that there's no difference, just that a brood cook is one that's a retired fighter and is now being used to make more offspring.
Is it correct?
post #2 of 9
Pretty for sure the name "Brood Cock" means it was chosen for breeding.

A gamecock I belive is a breed of some sort,but its a breed that is used for sports.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #3 of 9

Gamecock- any male gamefowl

Cockerel- male gamefowl up to about 4 months

Stag- male gamefowl from 4 months to a year

Bull stag- male gamefowl from a year to 18-24 months

Cock- 2 year old male gamefowl

Brood- beyond two years old

First feather- bird before first molt

Second feather- bird after first molt

 

Hope this helps. Some of these terms have different age brackets depending on who you talk to. In most circles, a brood cock has been found to be free from fault and worthy of breeding, mature, and at least two years old. Plenty of 6-8 year old brood cocks out there.

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post #4 of 9
a cockeral is a rooster thats. Not a year old.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #5 of 9
A cock is a rooster, whether it is a gamecock, or someone's brood cock, or my Black Copper Marans cock. They are all roosters. The term brood cock is usually used for a rooster that is used for breeding. I had never heard the term roo (short for rooster) until I started following backyard chickens. The proper term is cock or rooster.
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A game cock is never a rooster, when talking to  gamefowl breeders. And don't even try to call one a "roo". If you are advertising, buying or selling, the definitions I listed will keep you on the same page with people that are using gamefowl terminology. Calling someones bird a "rooster" would be insulting in some circles, insinuating that it had common barnyard blood in it.

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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by varidgerunner View Post

A game cock is never a rooster, when talking to  gamefowl breeders. And don't even try to call one a "roo". If you are advertising, buying or selling, the definitions I listed will keep you on the same page with people that are using gamefowl terminology. Calling someones bird a "rooster" would be insulting in some circles, insinuating that it had common barnyard blood in it.

Interesting, I never knew that. I'm actually planning to buy one, So I want to prevent offending them. What should I call their chickens if they're gamecock?
post #8 of 9
If by "chicken" , you mean hen. Well, a hen is a hen, is a hen. A chicken is either a cock or a hen. I have never heard a hen referred to as a chicken. Only as a hen.
post #9 of 9
A wee bit of insanity here.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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