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7 month old hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cellochick, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Cellochick

    Cellochick Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 9, 2013
    In april, I got four new cochin chicks. I had ordered all females, but I had split my order with a friend, and she ordered the same breeds and colors in straight run. So we had an interesting time trying to vent sex them. Only one is for sure a rooster, and he started crowing at 3 months. Two are defiantly hens, they are much smaller and haven't started laying yet. But one is the same size as the rooster, and has the feathers of a rooster, but it isn't crowing, doesn't have spurs, and its wattles and comb look like a hens.
    Her feathers

    Shes the larger brown one, the buff is the rooster,

    The difference in wattle sizes

    Left is blue hen, right is partridge in question

  2. BoereMeisie

    BoereMeisie Cape Town Farm Girl

    Oct 21, 2012
    Atlantis, South Africa
    Looks like a roo to me... Maybe just developing slowly
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It's a rooster. A dominant rooster can suppress the actions of a subordinate. By the look of his neck and tail I would guess that the dominant cockerel has been giving him a rough time.
  4. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2013
    That is definitely a cockerel, partridge hens have different colouring
  5. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2013
    Definite cockerel. Mine is 16 weeks and hasn't made a peep because there are older pullets. Here is my partridge cochin cockerel Oliver, we thought we got an Olivia.


  6. rome24kr

    rome24kr Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2009
    it's a roo for sure. what a pretty pair u have!

    i have bantam partridge rocks and mine has that same color scheme.

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