5 week old Mottled Cochin Bantam--This is a Roo, Right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elong7, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. elong7

    elong7 In the Brooder

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    Hi! I'm new to backyardchickens.com and also a first time chicken owner. Just looking for input from the experts and confirmation on what I think I already know to be true. My sweet mottled cochin bantam, Millie, is just 5 weeks old--was supposed to be a "she" when I bought her, but check out the size and color of that comb and wattles. Do others agree Millie is a roo? I'm devastated because I'm totally in love with this bantam, but can't have anything that crows where I live.
     

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  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Oh boy! That is definitely a cockerel! Sorry.
     
  3. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Free Ranging

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    Yep, I agree, that’s definitely a boy.
    Where do you live?
    Often it’s easier to rehome bantam cockerels.
     
  4. elong7

    elong7 In the Brooder

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    Thanks both chick-n-fun and chooksnquilts for your input. I'm so sad--I just love him and will be so sad to take him away from his girls. I thought about the "no crow collar" but it seems inhumane--I will likely have to rehome this sweet guy.

    ChooksNQuilts- I live in Athens, GA.
     
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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    Cockerel
     
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    My heart breaks for you. :hugs He's a little beauty. Sure hope you're able to locate a loving home for this boy.

    ~Alex
     
  7. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Free Ranging

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    Perhaps you can post in your state thread and find a nice person to take him?
     
  8. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    Sorry but yes, that's a cockerel.
     
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  9. SilkiesInSuburb

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    I'm sorry you can't keep him!! Maybe reconsider the no-crow collar? I have experienced the no-crow and it's much better than it looks, they don't like it for a few days but it doesn't hurt them at all.
    But it's up to you and I know everybody's birds are different. Hopefully he gets a good home either way!
     
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  10. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    The no crow collar didn't work for me but I got it at least 5 years ago so maybe you got a better version...if you got it from MPC you can show them a picture and they will give you a full refund. Good luck rehoming him.
     
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