Blue Cochin Rooster Question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bgolic, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. bgolic

    bgolic New Egg

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    Hi all,

    I purchased a Blue Cochin rooster in July as a day old. He is quite the interesting character. We call him "Helmet" because well, he is not super smart. Since he is now 3 months old, when should we expect him to start crowing and being a "rooster"? He is incredibly docile, his best friend is my little Polish hen. He doesn't look yet like any of the pictures I am seeing of Blue Cochin roosters. (Hoping he is a roo and not a hen, but will love him/her either way). Anyone have experience with Blue Cochins? Are they late bloomers?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I think Cochins are late bloomers. I've only had buffs but the variety is only color. My Cochin rooster was amid almost 20 breeds and I didn't know he was a rooster till the other roosters started harassing him.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cochins are slow to mature. Roosters often don't crow until 7-8 months. Even for a dual purpose, your guy is still a baby. Post a pic if you'd like to confirm breed or gender.
     
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  4. bgolic

    bgolic New Egg

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    Thanks all. Helmet stands at least a third bigger than the other chicks I got at the same time. He is really awesome but very slow (as in I wondered if they shook the box during shipping). It may be that he is just that laid back too ! Which of course, would be fine with me. I really don't care either way, he is beautiful and makes me laugh with his antics. Here is a picture of my "Helmet". You can see his best friend "Poofer Head" in the background.

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's going to be one beautiful guy!

    Cochins are known as "gentle giants", they're pretty laid back normally. And this guy's just a baby, he's like a 8-10 year old human boy....they're pretty weird sometimes too!
     
  6. bgolic

    bgolic New Egg

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    Thank you ! He really is super sweet and I cannot wait to see him grow up.
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    He is super cute. All of my Cochin boys were very calm, friendly fellas. My daughter used to carry our 11 pound boy around like a baby (and bring him in the house for tea parties [​IMG]).
     

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