4 month old silver lace Cochin roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blast2fast, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Blast2fast

    Blast2fast New Egg

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    I've been going back and forward with this one. Peeps, he was a tiny runt and had to bind he legs for 1st week. [​IMG]
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    I think he a roo but lately he's been fight with the top hen and has took her spot. Which is odd I have a light brahma roo ( same age) they pay no attention to one another.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  3. Blast2fast

    Blast2fast New Egg

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    That's what I thought too. But hoping he was a hen. I will have two roos and three hen which is not going to work out very well. Here is pic of my light brahma roo. He's huge. Shelton fromly know as (Shelly). [​IMG]
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    handsome cochin cockerel
     
  5. Blast2fast

    Blast2fast New Egg

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    Thank you, peeps was a sick baby upon arrival. He had a pasty butt and then hurt his leg. He was so tiny too. I really didn't think he was going to live. But after a week extra vitamins, legs binded together, and extra heat. He got stronger, so I put a golden laced Cochin in with him. After that, he just took off eatting better, and finally started to grow. He is a very friendly, and loving cockerel. I guess that's he's way of thanking me :):):)[​IMG]
    Pic of peeps at 5 days old when I notice his leg hurt. I decided to put him by himself and give him extra care :/
     
  6. LaFarm

    LaFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    It stands really tall. I think it is a rooster. All of our Cochin hens look squatty.
     
  7. Blast2fast

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    yes, after I binded his leg close together, it kept him up right and standing tall. Before that he was falling a lot and crying. After I took tape off, he learn quickly if he didn't stand tall while walking he would just fall face first on to the ground. It was like he was learning how to walk all over again. I've always thought he was a rooster, but here lately he been fighting the hens. He not trying to mount them. It is all out fights. Maybe he just taking his aggression out on the hens cause the other rooster is 3x his size and he don't have a chance whit him. :/ I've notice when one of the other hens picks on his girl friend he's mad at it all day just flogs it when it gets remotely close to him.
    He's girl friend is a golden laced Cochin "cammie" she is beautiful.[​IMG]
    If he ends up being a rooster ( for sure), I'm goin to pair these two together. Which means got build another coop. :rolleyes:
     

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