1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

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

    12
    3
    26
    Jan 29, 2016
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    31,450
    3,460
    528
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    [​IMG]

    he looks like a mottled Cochin.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

    739
    47
    148
    Jun 10, 2010
    He is gorgeous!
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. melindalee73

    melindalee73 Out Of The Brooder

    12
    3
    26
    Jan 29, 2016
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    19,232
    2,413
    361
    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    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.
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. melindalee73

    melindalee73 Out Of The Brooder

    12
    3
    26
    Jan 29, 2016
    @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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    77,279
    5,523
    686
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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

    melindalee73 Out Of The Brooder

    12
    3
    26
    Jan 29, 2016
    [​IMG]
    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

    12
    3
    26
    Jan 29, 2016
    [​IMG]
    Or maybe this is a better pic to show his size compared to my BR.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    31,450
    3,460
    528
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Yes, he's a bantam.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by