Giant Blue Cochin 7wk

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DylanChicken, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. DylanChicken

    DylanChicken New Egg

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    I'm new to this... This one is very gentle, but wondering if it's a pullet or cockerel? Thanks in advance!
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    cockerel. He's going to be magnificent when he's mature [​IMG]
     
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  3. DylanChicken

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    Crap... Thanks... By "magnificent" do you mean he'll live up to his "giant" name? Hopefully he stays nice, or we'll have magnificent soup [​IMG]
     
  4. donrae

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    I meant he'll be huge and stately. There's a good chance he'll be a perfect gentleman also. Cochins are known as gentle giants, the roosters are often calm and easy going. No guarantees, of course, but you've got a good chance. Being such a large breed, they're also slower to mature than your production breeds. That makes thing easier if you're raising him with pullets.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with donrae, "he will be huge & stately." Please don't hurt his feelings with talk of "magnificent soup."
     
  6. DylanChicken

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    This is my first year for chickens, I also have three children under 6 years. So the thought of Roosters makes me worry a little! He is a very mellow bird, and very sweet. But, when I hear "rooster" I think BIG, LOUD, and MEAN! Thank you, we'll keep him around and see how he turns out :)
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    With littles I can sure understand your concern. Kiddos always come first! And this guy will get big. Good thing is, if you do decide not to keep him, he's a rare enough breed you could have good luck finding him a new home. Soup is a possibility of course but those Cochins are a lot of fluff and not much meat til they are over a year old.
     

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