Help please, crowing..hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rhuxol, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. rhuxol

    rhuxol Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my Bantam Cochin. I will refer to her as a "she" until the mystery is solved. I bought "her" at about 3 months of age. Sweetest thing ever. She is about 8 months old now and has started crowing at 7:30am for about 5 mins almost daily. I'm not real familiar with this chicken so although she has a bigger red comb, I thought she was in fact, a she. No eggs have come yet. I have 3 other standard confirmed hens who pick on the Cochin relentlessly, so bad when she was smaller they scalped her and I had to separate her for awhile. It's not as bad anymore, but Pippy the cochin is lowest on the pecking order. Which makes me wonder, if she was a Roo wouldn't he be higher up on the pecking order? Or because is he smaller it doesn't matter? I read hens will occasionally "crow". Can anyone tell by the pics? Thank you!

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  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am positive
    "she" is 100% rooster [​IMG]
     
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  3. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is most def. a very Handsome "He"!! He's georgous!
     
  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 Just look at those pointed saddle and hackle feathers. Hens can crow, but this is not a hen.
     
  5. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, that's definitely a roo, lol. I agree with GoldenSparrow, 100% roo.
     
  6. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at those tail feathers! She is definetly a He -roo
     
  7. Mr. Nappy

    Mr. Nappy Out Of The Brooder

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    Pretty rooster!
     
  8. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks like 100% cochin roo
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  10. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a pretty BOY!!!!
     

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