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definition cock vs cockerel?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kayri, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. kayri

    kayri Songster

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    Is there a difference between a cock and a cockerel? I saw different weights for the two definitions.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Cockerel is under a year old, cock over a year old and fully mature.
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Oddly, in England, I guess they refer to them interchangeably.
    My boss is English, albeit an English version of a hillbilly - he's from the area called North Umbria.
    When he saw my desktop pic on the computer at work, he blurted out,

    "Oh, look, what a spankin' cockerel. He's brilliant!"

    It was a pic of a raging, firey-eyed rooster someone had posted on BYC.
    Maybe we need Helena to sort this one out for us.
     
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  4. kayri

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    Thanks Speckled Hen, Your definition makes sense as the breed description had different weights for the two names.
     

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