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Cochin

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tnsr2011, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. tnsr2011

    tnsr2011 In the Brooder

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    This is about 20 weeks old. It had a really well developed comb at a young age, but doesn't crow, doesn't fight with our leghorn rooster. We had many cochins but they were all eaten by a raccoon (this cochin and the rooster are all that survived) and this cochin was significantly bigger than the rest but now I am questioning it's rooster-ness.


    So...rooster or hen?

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    I can get better pictures of it. This was taken between downpours of rain.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    This is definitely a rooster. A female of the same variety would be a different color-- this is a male color pattern. The reason why he isn't crowing and has a small comb is probably because he is a subordinate, not the dominant male.
     
  3. tnsr2011

    tnsr2011 In the Brooder

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    Thanks, that was my original thought but my darling husband made me start doubting myself.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, tell him you win! Cochins are such big guys they're not real fast to mature, but he's all boy.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X3 on rooster.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    x4
     

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