Black coaching pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BobKatt, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. BobKatt

    BobKatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is supposed to be a pullet, her voice has become very deep. She still crackles like a hen, but caught her doing the food found chirp that roosters do. Her comb and waddles came in fast and red, but have stayed the same size now for a couple of months and do not seem to be filling out anymore. Any ideas if this is a pullet? [​IMG]
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is "it"? The tail feathers look suspicious, but I can't see any pointy saddle feathers, and the neck feathers don't look pointed. Could you post a closer picture of the tail area and the back around the tail?
     
  3. BobKatt

    BobKatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 5 months old. I'll have to wait till tomorrow to get closer pics.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me, since I think I see long, pointed saddle feathers.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The second photo that you posted helps. I'm pretty sure that you have a rooster.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; it's a cockerel. It's a beautiful bird though.
     
  7. BobKatt

    BobKatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing that gets me is the comb. Maybe it still has a ways to go? Here's a picture I found in another thread that I'm comparing facial features to. [​IMG]
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cochins are slower to mature than production breeds. He's just entering adolescence, basically, so his manly features have a while to develop.
     

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