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Cochin experts give opinion

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stilwellchick, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Songster

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    I have a 21 week old buff cochin that I have presumed to be a pullet until this week. He/she crowed one time only this week. Never before or since. I very soft crow. He/she also cackled with the hens once when the were getting ready to lay. Of course he/she didn't lay, just did the cackle happy I laid a egg noise with the others. Today no "rooster dance" but jumped on a couple of hens for a second or two, (not enough to do the rooster thing) while they were out in the yard. Do cochin roos just mature really late so that is why no roo behaviors before? Legs look way too long to be a pullet also.
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I'm no expert but I do have cochins. And yes they mature VERY slowly. They are not fully mature until 1 year of age.
     
  3. redchicken

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    can you post a picture [​IMG]
     
  4. peeps7

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    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Yep, I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure they do grow slower than others.
     
  5. stilwellchick

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    I know hens can crow but I have never seen one try to jump on another? So maybe a roo?
     
  6. rosyposyosy

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    Jul 11, 2007
    Quote:not banty cochins! they mature super fast!
     
  7. stilwellchick

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    Loaned out digital camera. Will get a pic to post soon. Thanx for your help. I have limited space so if a roo, a beautiful one, will need to go to new home.
     
  8. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    No rosyposyosy I am referring to the large breed cochin. I didn't see anywhere that said we were referring to bantums.
     
  9. AtRendeAcres

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    May 23, 2007
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    I have read that they mature later & some never crow !
     
  10. cheepchicks

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    I have standard cochins. Mine just started laying eggs at 6 months old....and didnt crow until they were 4 months old. I have pictures if interested of some standards as chicks teens and young adults.
     

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