Cochin Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by xx Georgina xx, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. xx Georgina xx

    xx Georgina xx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    We have a Cochin.
    We used to think hes a hen but now we think hes a cockerel.

    I would like to make sure if it is a boy

    It... Tries to crow, mates with the girls, afraid of a few chickens (1 of the older ones) and when we first got it, it used to hide and never get close to a chicken.
    Heres a picture

    What he is now

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    What he used to be
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  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he?
    At around 30 weeks you will know for definite, I wouldn't rule him out being a hen until I saw a better photo because oddly enough, the lead hen will sometimes mount birds lower down in the pecking order and your crow might be an egg song, however at thirty weeks you will know because makes feather differently to females.

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    However on your rooster I think I can see saddle feathers so I think it's a rooster but I would need more photos to confirm.
     
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a rooster 100%
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  5. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the future it might benefit you to post your is it a rooster queries on the big fat is it a rooster thread :)
     
  6. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to argue, but where he posted was fine
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster for sure.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Beautiful rooster [​IMG]. If I didn't live in Mud Central I'd have a yard full of Cochins.
     
  9. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    At our lodge
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    Lovely roo
     
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