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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cherand7, Sep 30, 2015.
almost 4 mo old standard cochin...is it
a hen or rooster???
You have a Cochin cockerel.
I was thinking cockerel but don't see any pin feathers on neck yet.
Cockerels and pullets grow the same type of hackle at this age; its later that the males get their thin hackles. You can try checking the saddle and wing bows.
not sure what the wing bow is or how to check..can you advise me.
I'm going with rooster, yours has more comb and Wattles than my 2 year old Cochin.
Looks like a cockerel to me.
cochins are just slow to mature. he'll get hackle and saddle feathers over the next few months.
Wing bow is the upper area of the wing, the small feathers on what would the shoulder of the bird. Using my roo Mads as an example:
See that area with all the copper color? That's called the wing bow. You can probably find more exact diagrams on the Internet or here on BYC, but this should give you a rough idea.