Can anyone tell me what kind of roo I have? He was a rescue that I've had for a few months.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melindalee73, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. melindalee73

    melindalee73 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    he looks like a mottled Cochin.
     
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  3. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is gorgeous!
     
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  4. melindalee73

    melindalee73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I think he is absolutely adorable. My husband says he looks like a bowling ball running around our yard.
    I have 8 full sized pullets and he is a bantam. He has never tried anything with my girls and only crows occasionally. I'm thinking he is pretty young. Oh, and he doesn't have full Spurs yet either.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    He doesn't have clearly visible male saddle feathers yet, so he's probably only about 10 to 14 weeks. Spurs usually don't start to develop until after 6 months, and some cockerels never get them.
     
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  6. melindalee73

    melindalee73 Out Of The Brooder

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    @junebuggena do you think it is a bantam Cochin? You really seem to know chickens! I'm very new to this. It truly doesn't matter too much as I'm not planning to breed him. I'm just curious.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What a gorgeous bird!! Lucky you, for being able to rescue him. He would have a lot of takers here. Hard to know if he is a bantam when he's not near a full sized cochin for scale.
     
  8. melindalee73

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    This is him with my girls (not bantam) and my Schnoodle, who may also think she is a chicken!!
    Does this help?
    He is significantly smaller than my girls.
     
  9. melindalee73

    melindalee73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Or maybe this is a better pic to show his size compared to my BR.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yes, he's a bantam.
     

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