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

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

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    The difference in wattle sizes

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    Left is blue hen, right is partridge in question

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  2. BoereMeisie

    BoereMeisie Cape Town Farm Girl

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    Looks like a roo to me... Maybe just developing slowly
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    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

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

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
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  6. rome24kr

    rome24kr Out Of The Brooder

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    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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