Cochin bantam: 19 or 20 weeks old, Pullet or Cockerel??????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oODaphne77Oo, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. oODaphne77Oo

    oODaphne77Oo Just Hatched

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    I bought 4 pullets about 9 weeks ago. They are all about the same age. The red cochin started to crow yesterday morning. It starts at 5.30AM and ends at 6.05AM (at 6.00AM, the automatic door opens). He/ she doesn't crow during the rest of the day. This morning it happened again. But it is not a real laud crow I heard on other roosters. Is it possible that a pullet 'crows' in the morning? He/ she is the boss, from the day I got them, but I don't think he/ she looks really manly for a rooster [​IMG]. I was hooping I just got a manly pullet...... Hope you can help.


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  2. oODaphne77Oo

    oODaphne77Oo Just Hatched

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    If it is a cockerel, I can take him back to the breeder. But I love the color, so I hope it's a pullet. And he/ she is really sweet. [​IMG]
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I think I see some saddle feathers poking through, but it's hard to tell because I can't zoom in on the photos. Could you post a single picture from the side?

    Also, are you positive it was crowing, and just not a bunch of squawking?
     
  4. oODaphne77Oo

    oODaphne77Oo Just Hatched

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    I'm not 100% positive that it is crowing. But it is very different from the other noises they make. I guess squawking is what they do when a large bird is flying over? That's very different too [​IMG].
    ps. my camera doesn't take a clear picture today.


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  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup it's a he. Now I can better see the saddle feathers sticking out of that fluff.
     
  7. oODaphne77Oo

    oODaphne77Oo Just Hatched

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    [​IMG][​IMG]. Thank you both for answering. I was afraid he was a cockerel. I can't keep him. So back to the breeder. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    You're lucky he waited that long to start crowing. All of my bantam cochin boys started at 6-8 weeks!
     

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