hen or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cherand7, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. cherand7

    cherand7 New Egg

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    almost 4 mo old standard cochin...is it [​IMG]

    a hen or rooster???[​IMG]
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    You have a Cochin cockerel.
     
  3. cherand7

    cherand7 New Egg

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    I was thinking cockerel but don't see any pin feathers on neck yet.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    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.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. cherand7

    cherand7 New Egg

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    not sure what the wing bow is or how to check..can you advise me.
    Thanks
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm going with rooster, yours has more comb and Wattles than my 2 year old Cochin.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel.

    cochins are just slow to mature. he'll get hackle and saddle feathers over the next few months.
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop



    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:

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    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.
     

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