Brood Cock And GameCock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GalloNegrito, May 12, 2016.

  1. GalloNegrito

    GalloNegrito Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard of the too.
    I now know that a GameCock is a Cock that is used it combat sports.
    But the term Brood cock is new to me.

    I've heard different answers so I would like to get a definite one.

    What's the difference?

    I've had people tell me that there's no difference, just that a brood cook is one that's a retired fighter and is now being used to make more offspring.
    Is it correct?
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty for sure the name "Brood Cock" means it was chosen for breeding.

    A gamecock I belive is a breed of some sort,but its a breed that is used for sports.
     
  3. varidgerunner

    varidgerunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gamecock- any male gamefowl
    Cockerel- male gamefowl up to about 4 months
    Stag- male gamefowl from 4 months to a year
    Bull stag- male gamefowl from a year to 18-24 months
    Cock- 2 year old male gamefowl
    Brood- beyond two years old
    First feather- bird before first molt
    Second feather- bird after first molt

    Hope this helps. Some of these terms have different age brackets depending on who you talk to. In most circles, a brood cock has been found to be free from fault and worthy of breeding, mature, and at least two years old. Plenty of 6-8 year old brood cocks out there.
     
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  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a cockeral is a rooster thats. Not a year old.
     
  5. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A cock is a rooster, whether it is a gamecock, or someone's brood cock, or my Black Copper Marans cock. They are all roosters. The term brood cock is usually used for a rooster that is used for breeding. I had never heard the term roo (short for rooster) until I started following backyard chickens. The proper term is cock or rooster.
     
  6. varidgerunner

    varidgerunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A game cock is never a rooster, when talking to gamefowl breeders. And don't even try to call one a "roo". If you are advertising, buying or selling, the definitions I listed will keep you on the same page with people that are using gamefowl terminology. Calling someones bird a "rooster" would be insulting in some circles, insinuating that it had common barnyard blood in it.
     
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  7. GalloNegrito

    GalloNegrito Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting, I never knew that. I'm actually planning to buy one, So I want to prevent offending them. What should I call their chickens if they're gamecock?
     
  8. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If by "chicken" , you mean hen. Well, a hen is a hen, is a hen. A chicken is either a cock or a hen. I have never heard a hen referred to as a chicken. Only as a hen.
     
  9. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    A wee bit of insanity here.
     

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