Cochin roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sparrowchic, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. sparrowchic

    sparrowchic Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 7 month old std Cochin that is massive. She has enormous wattles and comb, and become quite aggressive. My husband is convinced that she's a 'he'. But, at 7 months old, should 'he' have started crowing by now?

    Thanks!

    Michelle
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    It is possible that he may not have crowed yet. Can you post a picture?
     
  3. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins mature very slowly.
    Our Partridge Cochin did not start crowing until he was 9 months old- guessing he didn't have much to say. He still does not crow much- just once or twice a day. At least they aren't incessant crowers. Their bodies keep growing for close to 2 years I read- the males reach full maturity around then.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's quite possible that "she" is a he, and just hasn't crowed yet. If you post a picture, we can definitively help you out in regards to whether you have a rooster.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If "he" hasn't crowed yet, he may or may not be a rooster. Many roosters begin crowing by 10 weeks of age (sometimes a little later), but there are always exceptions.
     
  6. sparrowchic

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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That is definitely a rooster.
     
  8. sparrowchic

    sparrowchic Out Of The Brooder

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    Thus is a picture of 'Priscilla'. Any thoughts on roo vs. hen? Oh, and should mention that 'she' has mounted about 3 girls tonight. Ugh!
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    That is 100% a cockerel, sorry
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    For future reference - look at the feathers on his neck (hackle) and where the tail and back meet (saddle) - then look at the same feathers on your pullets -- see the differences in shape and type? Cockerels have long, "flowy" feathers that are sharp/pointy in appearance where pullets feather are round ended and look like the feathers on the rest of her body.
     

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